§ MR. J. G. TALBOT
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?
§ MR. FAWCETT
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.