HC Deb 30 June 1914 vol 64 cc200-1
42. Mr. CASSEL

asked the Postmaster-General by what method he proposes that the Post Office staff should select the two representatives for the proposed Committee to deal with the Holt Report, seeing that there are a number of different grades, each having its own association, which to some extent are independent of one another?


The National Joint Committee of Postal and Telegraph Associations has recommended to me the names of two representatives, who are the secretary of the Postmen's Federation and a telegraphist respectively. As the National Joint Committee represents considerably over 50 per cent. of the total number of postal servants affected by the Holt Report, and has secured the adhesion of some classes who do not usually belong to that organisation, it may be assumed that any selection by a vote would only result in the same persons being selected, and I am inclined, therefore, to accept the names of Mr. Stuart and Mr. Young.