Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked whether an increase of staff, amounting to seventy-two postmen and fifty-eight sorters, was granted by the Treasury early in March of this year for the purpose of meeting the requirements of increase of work, etc., in 440 the East Central district office; and whether he will give the number of hours extra duty performed by sorters and postmen respectively for the two weeks ending the 8th and 15th April last?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
In March last the Treasury authorised the employment of the following additional staff:—Fifty-eight sorters, seventy postmen, and five porters. During the weeks ended the 8th and 15th April the additional officers were not rendering full service, as most of them were under training in the school of instruction. Consequently overtime to the following extent had to be incurred:—