§ Sir WILLIAM BULL
(by Private Notice) asked the Postmaster-General if dismissal notices have been issued, or are about to be issued, to any or all of the overseas ex-Service Grade III temporary male clerks employed in the Post Office Savings Bank Department, Blythe Road, West Kensington?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
Notices of discharge were issued recently to certain ex-Service temporary clerks who v. ere employed in the Post Office rind whose efficiency was not regarded as justifying their further retention. The number of men concerned in the Savings Rank Department was 15, but the notices have not all vet taken effect. It will probably be necessary soon to discharge other temporary clerks from the Post Office in order to make way for candidates who qualified in the Southborough Examination and who have a prior claim to employment. This question is at present under consideration.
Sir F. HALL
May we take it that preference will be given to ex-Service men, or in other words, that non-Service men of a temporary nature will not be retained at the expense of these ex-Service men?