§ Mr. HUDSON (for Mr. Wardle)
asked whether, in view of the fact that the Post Office authorities are reducing head offices to the rank of sub-offices, instructions exist forbidding the allocation of established indoor staff to sub-offices; and whether in future surveyors shall be instructed that at Crown offices, under the direction of sub-postmasters, any duty among the indoor staff needing the services of an assistant for eight hours per day should be performed by an established sorting clerk and telegraphist?
§ Mr. BUXTON
As I stated in reply to a question asked in this House on 26th February, there is no intention of reducing more than a very limited number of head offices to sub-offices, and that for purely administrative reasons. No instructions exist forbidding the allocation of established indoor staff to sub-offices. Each case is decided on its merits.