§ 27. Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that employés of the Port of London Authority, with wages ranging from 30s. to £2 2s. weekly, are being employed in the Post Office in the capacity of auxiliary postmen or sorters; and whether, in employing extra labour, he will give precedence to men who are unemployed?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
Certain employés of the Port of London Authority have been employed as auxiliary postmen and auxiliary sorters for many years past, and I am reluctant to disturb these men, who have been trained to the work required of them. So far as is known, no men in full-time employment have been engaged for auxiliary duties since 1907. I am now in communication with the Labour Exchange as to the possibility of obtaining reliable unemployed persons for part-time duties.