§ MR.MACDONALD (Tower Hamlets, Bow)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General how many temporary clerks and senior substitutes, at present employed in the Central Telegraph Office, have been in the service of the Department for 12 months and upwards with no longer break in their service than three weeks?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
I do not clearly understand my hon. Friend's question. There are 70 unestablished, i.e., temporary telegraphists in the Central Telegraph Office who have been in continuous employment for more than a year. I presume that by "senior" substitutes my hon. Friend refers to "season" substitutes. There are 34 of these officers, who have been employed for as long as 12 months. They take the place of absentees.
§ MR. MACDONALD
Are not those who have been in continuous employment for a year eligible for the permanent service?