§ 72. Mr. MONTAGUE
asked the Postmaster-General if he will give the number of redundant second division clerks on the executive scale and the number of ex-third class clerks in the clerical class within the various sub-departments of the Post Office on 1st April of each year from 1922 onwards?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Viscount Wolmer)
As the answer to this question contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ The numbers of redundant second division clerks on the executive scale within the Post Office on the dates mentioned were:—
§ education authority concerned with a view to more adequate provision in this regard being made?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Duchess of Atholl)
My right hon. Friend understands that head teachers are furnished on requisition with such supply of towels as they consider necessary, out of the annual allowance for such equipment made to each school. They may also arrange for the washing of towels at the charges approved by the Council. My right hon. Friend is informed that the Council are not aware of any complaints as to the sufficiency of the supply, but they have asked their inspectors to pay special attention to the matter when visiting the schools.
§ Colonel DAY
Is the Noble Lady aware that the Medical Officer of Health for Tottenham stated that the washing convenience at the London County Council schools in that district is scandalous, and there is one case where 300 children have been using the same towel for a week?
§ Captain GARRO-J0NES
Is the Noble Lady content to wait until some complaints are put forward by the little children who have to use these towels, or does she recognise a supervising responsibility for seeing that the children have hygienic conditions?
Duchess of ATHOLL
I think the hon. and gallant Member will see from the reply which I have given that the London County Council are instituting inquiries through their inspector. As to the statement of the Medical Officer of Health for Tottenham probably the London County Council would wish to have the report of their own Medical Officer before taking action.