HC Deb 03 August 1911 vol 29 cc561-2

asked the Postmaster-General, whether he will consider the desirability of extending to ex-members of the Glasgow Corporation local telephone staff now in his employ concessions with regard to the reckoning of service with the corporation for purposes of annual leave, sick pay, pension, gratuity, and superannuation, similar to the concessions proposed to be granted to ex-employés of the National Telephone Company in connection with the Telephone Transfer Bill?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

The telephone staff of the Glasgow Corporation have been in a better position than the staff of the National Telephone Company, seeing that, after a comparatively short period of employment under the Corporation on telephone duties they were taken into the service of the State more than five years before the transfer of the company's staff. I do not consider that they have any claim to participate in the special arrangements made with reference to the company's staff.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether he has taken into consideration the fact that a considerable number of the corporation employés were previously in the service of the National Telephone Company?


Perhaps the hon. Member will give notice of that question.