HC Deb 06 July 1916 vol 83 cc1656-7

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that in many post offices, particularly in London, delay and inconvenience are caused by the present method of conducting war certificate business; and if he will consider whether any special arrangements can be made whereby the sale of such certificates can be carried on with due regard to the convenience of the purchasers and the officials and without interference with the ordinary work of such offices?


As I explained in my speech on the Post Office Estimates last Monday, the arrangements for the sale of War Savings Certificates at present in operation are, generally speaking, the best possible having regard to the depleted condition of the staff and the very varied nature of the business transacted at post-office counters. It is not practicable, owing to considerations of space and staff, to assign the War Savings Certificate business to particular officers as their sole duty.