§ Mr. MARTIN
asked the Postmaster-General if he would state, with reference to the proposed abolition of supplementary establishments in London, whether the heads of departments in the Central Telegraph Office were made aware of the drastic nature of the proposals and acquiesced therein, and when the work done by the supplementary clerks in that office was inspected; and whether, in view of the fact that these contemplated changes are causing anxiety to the men concerned, and also to the postal and telegraph staffs in London, who are threatened by the absorption of these staffs with a considerable reduction in their prospects of promotion, he would publish full information concerning the manner in which the proposed changes are to be effected?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The duties in the Central Telegraph Office were examined in January, 1909. The manner in which the proposed changes are to be effected is under consideration, and details will be announced as soon as a decision has been arrived at.