HC Deb 22 February 1907 vol 169 cc1147-8
MR. BOWERMAN (Deptford)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that advertisements have appeared in the Official Circular inviting women telegraphists employed in provincial offices to apply to be transferred to London; and whether he can state the reason for this action.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) Additional women telegraphists will be required at some of the district and branch offices in London in connection with certain pending administrative changes in the telegraph work. As it seemed probable that the supply of qualified learners in London would not be equal to the demand, trained telegraphists from provincial offices were invited to apply for transfer.