§ 30. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Postmaster-General what is the number of men exclusively engaged by his Department in canvassing for the telephone service; and is any payment by results added to their salary?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
As I informed my hon. Friend on 28th June, the canvassing staff consists at present of rather over 400 officers, who are employed chiefly in canvassing for new business, but also share in the work involved by removals and cessations. They receive in addition to salary a commission on new orders obtained as a result of their personal efforts.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Does the right hon. Gentleman think this number is anything like sufficient to deal with the whole country?