§ Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked if a vacancy is about to occur on the Rush-mere to Kesgrave, Suffolk, rural postman's walk; whether it is contemplated to break up this established post into two or more unestablished duties to be performed by part-time unestablished persons; and, if so, will he take steps to retain the established character of this post?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The post in question is vacant. In order to accelerate the morning delivery, respecting which complaint has been made, bicycle working has been introduced both on the Ipswich to Rushmere post and on the post in question, Rushmere to Kesgrave. The latter duty is thereby reduced to four hours fifteen minutes a day, which is far short of the minimum qualification for an established post. It will, therefore, be 9 necessary to employ one auxiliary for the present—not two, as the hon. Member suggests.