§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether a considerable number of clerks of the Savings Bank Department are still engaged on overtime, in addition to the clerks from other Government Departments, who since January have been working two and three hours a day, after completing a full day's work in their own offices; whether, notwithstanding the overtime at present being 768 performed, he has decided, as stated by the Acting Controller of the Savings Bank, to transfer a number of Second Class Clerks from that Department; whether any such transfers have been-made; whether, if further transfers are in contemplation, they will be to other Government Offices, or only to other branches of the Post Office; and whether in every case the clerks transferred will take their seniority to the new Department?
§ *MR. RAIKES
At the present time very few clerks of the Savings Bank Department and no clerks belonging to other Government Departments are being employed there on overtime. Since the 1st of January last seven clerks of the Second Division have been transferred from the Savings Bank to other branches-of the Post Office, three on their own applications, and the others in the interests of the Service. At the present moment no other transfers are in contemplation.