HC Deb 25 July 1910 vol 19 cc1751-2
Captain TRYON

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can see his way to increase the postal and telegraph staff at Brighton so as to reduce excessive overtime, without having recourse to curtailing the summer leave formerly granted to the employés?


A revision of the Brighton staff is now under consideration, and special attention has been given to the question of minimising the amount of overtime thrown upon the staff by the incidence of season pressure. The leave arrangements of the large majority of the staff will not be adversely affected, although in a small number of cases it is necessary to withdraw the privilege of leave confined to the four summer months which did not exist at other offices.


Would the right hon. Gentleman say if he considers a reduction in the summer leave of the clerks at Brighton a good way of promoting contentment among the staff?


There is no reduction in the amount of leave given, but it is necessary to consider all classes of the staff in the allocation of leave during the better months of the year.