HC Deb 06 April 1909 vol 3 cc924-5
Mr. WATT (for Mr. H. C. Lea)

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that, in the returned letter office, London, there are employed at the present time 55 assistants (male) and 101 returners (female), although in his Estimates both for 1908-9 and 1909-10 the numbers appear as 63 and 97, respectively; and will he state whether it is proposed to maintain the numbers estimated for, or to fill the vacancies as they occur on the male establishment with females?


Certain duties performed by assistants have been transferred to returners because they are in every way suitable for women, and the same course will be followed in future if it appears to be desirable.