Committee Reports::Interim and Final Report - Appropriation Accounts 1940 - 1941::16 July, 1942::Appendix



At the meeting of the Committee on 30th ultimo, I was asked to look into, and advise the Committee in regard to, the carrying of passengers on Mail Vans.

The carrying of passengers is provided for in the standard form of Mail Contract, as follows:—

Clause 14 (4). The Contractor and the said drivers shall be at liberty to convey passengers on the Mail Vans when employed in the conveyance of Mails but subject to the absolute control of the Inspecting Officer to be exercised with the object that such conveyance of passengers shall not interfere with the conveyance of Mails or impair the efficiency of the Service and under no circumstances shall more than . . . passengers be conveyed on a Mail Van.

The maximum number is fixed by relation to the Mails to be carried and the capacity of the Van, and, while in the majority of cases the number is two, we have cases of 3, 4, 5 and 6 passengers.

(Signed) P. S. O’HEGARTY,

Accounting Officer

Department of Posts and Telegraphs,

27adh Bealtaine, 1942.