HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 cc1132-3
100. Mr. MORRELL

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that, in the notices issued by his Department stating that men are wanted as extra postmen, sorters, etc., in connection with Christmas work, an ago limit of nineteen to forty-five has been fixed; and whether he will consider the desirability of extending this age limit, and giving a preference to those men who are not at present eligible for military service?


The age limit has been raised from forty-five to fifty this year. Other things being equal, preference is given to married men, and it has been laid down that single men eligible for enlistment in the Army are not to be engaged for temporary work in the Post Office if other suitable men are available.