§ MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the space provided for the clerical establishment of the Post Office Savings Bank is insufficient for the needs of the Department, and unhealthy to the staff; and, whether, considering the permanent nature of the overtime work in that Department, the Lords of the Treasury will, with the assent of the Postmaster General, sanction the application of the seven hours' scale to the Savings Bank Department, as recommended by the Treasury Minute dated 19th June 1884?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
The present Savings Bank premises are not unhealthy; but the space is insufficient, and active steps are being taken, under an Act passed last Session, to acquire an additional site, and in the meantime to provide temporary accommodation. As regards the latter part of the Question, I am informed that the subject to which the hon. Member refers is under consideration.