HC Deb 03 June 1924 vol 174 cc1072-3

asked the Postmaster-General if he will give the number of temporary Post Office sorters now engaged by his Department, and state how many of these are ex-service men and how many disabled men; what were the numbers who have been discharged since the beginning of the year; and how many of these were ex-service men and disabled?


Eighty-nine full-time temporary sorters and 39 part-time temporary sorters are employed at present, all of whom are ex- service men. Twenty-three of the full-time and 36 of the part-time men are disabled. One able-bodied ex-service temporary full-time sorter and one disabled temporary part-time sorter have been discharged since the beginning of the year. Both discharges were on disciplinary grounds.