§ MR. STEADMAN
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the staff of the Central Telegraph Office, through the London branch of the Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association, and in a number of cases by individual appeal, have protested against the action of the deputy controller, with reference to release from duty in cases of urgent domestic distress; whether he is aware that, as a result of this action, all grades of officials in the Central Telegraph Office are disturbed; and whether, in view of these protests, he will place the decision on these questions in the hands of the controller exclusively.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) As my hon. friend is aware, I am always ready to receive and to deal with any appeals submitted to me by the staff collectively or by individual officers when they consider that they have been unfairly treated.