§ MR. CORRIE GRANT (Warwickshire, Rugby)
On behalf of the hon. Member for the Chesterfield Division of Derbyshire, I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether the members of the staff affected by the proposed Committee of Inquiry into the question of wages will be asked to give evidence on their behalf; and, if so, will he give instructions that the representatives of the men may have access to the official documents necessary to complete their case.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
It will be for the Committee to decide on its own procedure and on the method to be adopted in order to inform itself on the questions contained in the 1803 reference. As regards the second part of the hon. Member's Question I cannot undertake to give the staff access to official documents other than those which are already open to them in Parliamentary Papers and the published instructions of the Department.