39. Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Postmaster-General whether any discrimination is being made between postal telegraphists who have attested and those who are unattested; whether unattested men are being called to the Colours in preference to attested men; and whether he can give an assurance that the whole staff is being treated as one body, attested and unattested men alike receiving the same treatment?
§ The POSTMASTER- GENERAL (Mr. J. Pease)
I am sending the hon. Member the answer which I gave in the House, on the 29th June, to a similar question by the hon. Member for Leicester. The circumstances under which it has been decided to release unattested telegraphists for general military service are explained in that answer.
Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
Is it the case that discrimination is being made between the attested and the unattested men, and that those who exercised their legal rights before are now being penalised?