§ Mr. RICHARDSON (Nottingham, S.)
To ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that a telegraphist has been transferred from Hanley to Nottingham for departmental purposes, and that he carries his seniority with him, which acts to the disadvantage of the Nottingham staff; whether other transferred officers at Nottingham have been placed at the bottom of the class; and whether he will consider the advisability of giving monetary compensation to transferred officers, and thus avoid injustice to the staff generally.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) It is usual in cases of this kind to allow an officer transferred for departmental reasons to carry his seniority; and this course was followed in the case of the officer referred to. Officers transferred at their own request, are required to go to the 259 foot of their new class; and this condition is definitely brought under their notice before the application for transfer is acceded to.