§ Mr. MAURICE HEALY
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a change has recently been made in the method of supervising the staff of the telegraph department which has caused dissatisfaction, tablet checks of the working being taken daily, whereas in other telegraph offices these checks are only taken monthly; whether the preparation and completion of these tablet checks has been added to the work of the night-duty staff; whether this practice is an innovation and a departure from the methods of previous postmasters in Cork; for what reason has Cork been thus exceptionally treated in this; and if he will direct that this new practice shall be discontinued?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
Tablet returns of the traffic and time of transmission on all telegraphic routes are furnished monthly for scrutiny at headquarters, but postmasters often require more frequent returns to assist them in dealing with staff and traffic problems. I see no reason for interfering with the discretion of the postmaster of Cork in employing members of the night staff on these returns at times when they have no other duties.