§ Sir GEORGE WHITE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that increased subsistence allowances were given to the staff at many head offices last year who were sent to take duty for season work and holiday relief at sub-offices and other places away from their homes; whether he is aware that at King's Lynn the allowance was increased for duty at one of its sub-offices; whether, as a result, the staff is not to be sent there in future, but the unestablished staff at that place are to perform holiday reliefs by means of overtime, and take charge of the office during several hours of the day and supervise established postmen; and whether he will make inquiry into this matter, with a view to having these duties performed by an established staff as in previous years?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I am aware that increased subsistence allowances have been given at certain season offices, including one of the King's Lynn sub-offices, but there is no intention of altering the general arrangements for season duty in the way the hon. Member suggests.