§ MR. WILES (Islington, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster - General whether, having regard to the fact that the 2,180 male employees at the Central Telegraph Office worked 132,800 hours overtime during the months of June, July, and August last, he will consider the advisability of increasing the staff so that there may be less overtime and more men may be given employment.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
The period referred to was during the height of the season pressure when a portion of the staff is on leave and a certain amount of overtime is unavoidable. I fully recognise the desirability of reducing the amount of overtime as far as possible.