§ MR. O'GRADY (Leeds, E.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the sorting office staff at Leeds are compelled to work very often twenty hours a week overtime; whether, in view of the amount of overtime, he will consider the advisability of making new appointments, in view of the fact that some of the learners in the post office named have over three years unappointed service; and whether he is aware that when appointments are delayed that increments are also delayed, which, in the case of young men, means a loss in some cases of 4s. per week for twenty years.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Sydney Buxton, Tower Hamlets, Poplar)
I will have inquiry made in the matter, and will inform the hon. Member of the result. I may say, however, that provisional authority has been given for additional staff.