§ MR. W. T. WILSON (Lancashire, Westhoughton)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he has decided to dispense with the services of some of the telephone employees at Glasgow who were brought under the State as a result of the transfer of the corporation telephone system to the Post Office; whether, as the result of the adoption of the principle of the nationalisation of the telephone system at Glasgow, capable members of the telephone staff are to be added to the unemployed, although the service is extending rapidly; and whether he will state the reason of this action, and, pending reconsideration, retain the persons at the work upon which they are now engaged.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The services of certain persons taken over from the Glasgow Corporation have been or shortly will be dispensed with, because of inefficiency, unsatisfactory 696 conduct, or misconduct, and one because the condition of her health was a source of danger to the rest of the staff. No capable officers of approved character have been discharged.