HC Deb 09 March 1910 vol 14 c1464

asked whether male telegraph learners at Leeds were being offered vacancies at Liverpool, on the grounds that there was a paucity of vacancies at Leeds, and with the understanding that if they refused, the Post Office would be relieved of all further liability to provide them with established appointments; whether a number of vacancies were in existence at the Leeds office; and, if so, whether he could state why these vacancies could not be filled by the learners already employed in that office?


Offers of appointment at Liverpool were made recently to the senior male learners at Leeds because there appeared to be little prospect of providing them with appointments at Leeds before they would complete two years' service as learners. It may not be possible to make them other offers before the expiration of their two years' learning. The vacancies at Leeds to which the hon. Member refers are being kept open because it appears probable that, in connection with a proposed revision, an alteration in the staff will be necessary.