§ Mr. WILES
asked the Postmaster-General if he was aware that the number of unestablished workers in the Stores Department had lately been considerably reduced; and if he would state whether it is 1065 the intention of the Department to further reduce the establishment by substituting casual labour to perform practically the same duties as those hitherto performed by established men?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The total unestablished force at present employed is smaller than it was a year or so ago; but the reduction has been affected by the transfer of men to established posts in the London postal service, not by discharge. There is no intention to reduce the established force by substituting casual labour.