§ MR. MORTON (Sutherland)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the postal and telegraph staffs at Dundee have been working overtime almost continuously during the present year, and that an assurance was given last year that overtime would be considerably reduced daring 1908; and whether he will inquire into the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I regret to find that a considerable amount of overtime has been required of the postal and telegraph staff at Dundee during the present year. This has been chiefly attributable to the demand for officers to act as season and leave substitutes at other towns. I am glad to inform the hon. Member that proposals have now been framed with the view of obviating the necessity for so much overtime at Dundee.