§ 37. Captain TRYON
asked what steps are being taken to improve the accommodation for the women staff at the Brighton head post office, regarding which inquiry was promised some months since; and, having regard to the fact that a large number of women season assistants have been added to the staff, whether anything can be done to expedite the provision of improved accommodation?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
I regret that it will not be practicable to effect any improvement in the retiring accommodation for the women at Brighton head post office until the new sorting office and telephone exchange are completed and occupied. A site for the new building has been acquired, but it will not be possible to 1278 begin the building work in the current financial year.