§ MR. H. BROADHURST (Leicester)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the Postmaster of Tunbridge Wells was acting under official instructions in requiring candidates for appointment to sign a document expressing willingness to be transferred to another town should the exigencies of the service demand it?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
The Postmaster was acting under official instructions in the matter. It is intended to employ a certain number of women at Tunbridge Wells instead of men as soon as suitable accommodation can be provided, and this arrangement renders it desirable that men now being appointed to existing vacancies should clearly understand that they can only be admitted on the condition referred to. The Postmaster General considers this arrangement a fair one in the interests of the men as well as of the Department.