HC Deb 20 August 1894 vol 29 cc19-20
MR. J. ROWLANDS (Finsbury, E.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he will give instructions, when the auxiliary assistance is engaged at the end of the year for the Christmas pressure, that preference shall be given to suitable persons who are out of employment?


It is essential, when auxiliary service is required at the Post Office, that only men of known and proved character should be employed, while, in the case of those whose employment lasts during a portion only of each day, care has to be taken that their total earnings from the Department and outside are not less than 18s. a week. Subject to these provisoes, I gave orders some time ago that no new auxiliaries should be taken on who are in regular employment elsewhere.