§ MR. WARDLE (Stockport)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if the interpretation allowing time off in lieu of overtime pay as recommended by the Select Committee and adopted by himself in the Post Office Circular recently issued, has been refused to the women sorters in the Circulation Office; and, if so, on whose authority.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
There must be some misunderstanding in regard to the question of my hon. friend. There are no women sorters employed in the Circulation Office. As regards the question of time off in lieu of overtime pay, the announcement to the staff states that no officer is compelled to take "time off" in lieu of overtime. I am not aware that any officer has been compelled to take" time off" in lieu of overtime since the issue of the Post Office Circular of 14th February, 1908.