HC Deb 16 November 1908 vol 196 c877
MR. W. THORNE (West Ham, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that for the past six years forty-seven unestablished officers have been employed at the Eastern Central district office on regular and responsible delivery duties; whether he is aware that most of these men are in full outside employment; and whether, having in view the state of unemployment throughout the country, he can see his way clear to increase the established staff by means of the duties referred to.


The unestablished officers in question are auxiliary postmen who attend for half a day's work daily in order to assist with the last delivery. I am afraid they cannot be replaced by established full-time postmen; to do so would involve considerable waste of force.