§ MR. WOOD (Glasgow, St. Rollox)
To ask the Postmaster General whether any general rule exists that determines the position of telegraphists transferred from one office to another, at their own request or for departmental purposes, with reference to the duties expected of them; and whether, for the allocation of the quantity and quality of work, the whole period of an officer's service is computed, irrespective of the time spent in any particular office.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) Transferred officers are employed as a 739 rule on duties generally performed by officers of similar service and pay. A period of probation may be necessary after transfer; but, generally speaking, the allocation of duties depends upon the qualifications of the officers concerned, and is not governed solely by seniority or length of service.