§ Mr. NANNETTI
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that for one and a-half hours every day the assistant inspectors of telegraph messengers in Dublin are necessarily absent from their duties, and that these important duties are relegated to boy messengers; and whether he will take steps to replace these boys by men?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I am aware that while the postmen acting as assistant inspectors of telegraph messengers at Dublin are receiving their privilege of meal relief during official hours, their duties, which are very simple, are performed by senior boy messengers. I consider the arrangement, which is frequently adopted in similar circumstances in the Post Office service, to be suitable, and do not propose to alter it.