HC Deb 06 July 1903 vol 124 cc1380-1

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a number of officers employed as sorting clerks at Glasgow have for a number of years been engaged on clerical duties in the Accountant's Branch Inquiry Office; and whether, in view of the fact that the hours of attendance for these duties are on week days 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., and on Saturdays 9 a.m. till 1.30 p.m., with all local and bank holidays off, and that three members of one family are participating in such duties, he will take steps to have all sorting clerks who have been employed on such duties for a longer period than two years removed to the sorting office and placed on duties according to their seniority, so that they may become acquainted with the practical working of the department to which they belong.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) I have no information upon this subject, but I will inquire into the matter.