HC Deb 10 September 1914 vol 66 c655

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?


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.