HC Deb 15 August 1882 vol 273 c1826

asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is his intention to entrust the whole of the work of the Savings Bank Department to female clerks; what steps he proposes to take to compensate the existing male staff for the inevitable injury they must sustain by the abolition of their establishment; and, whether the cost of such compensation would not outweigh the slight economy alleged to be effected by the employment of female labour?


Sir, in reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that there is no intention of dispensing with the services of those who are now employed on the male establishment of the Post Office Savings Bank; and, therefore, no question of compensation arises.