HC Deb 19 December 1908 vol 198 cc2314-5
MR. SEAVERNS (Lambeth, Brixton)

To ask the Postmaster-General if he will give particulars of the number of appointments made to the establishments of the Central Telegraph Office and the London Postal Service, respectively, as the result of the open competitive examinations held in 1906, 1907,

Year. Male Learners. Female Learners.
Central Telegraph Office. London Postal Service. Central Telegraph Office. London Postal Service.
1906 20 4 26 17
1907 12 11 47 50
1908 40 Nil 102* 21*
* Exclusive of an aggregate of seventy-five appointments expected to be made from the competition of October last.

The female vacancies bear a larger proportion to the total staff than the male vacancies because the average service of women before retirement is shorter.