§ 58. Sir CYRIL COBB
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the proposal to transfer a large portion of the sorting work hitherto performed by sorters at the inland section of the General Post Office, Mount Pleasant, to a lower-paid grade; and what are the grounds for such dilution of labour in a Government Department?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Viant)
The sorting work in question, of which it is proposed 1964 to transfer only about 6 per cent. from sorters to postmen, is simple; it is performed almost wholly by postmen at other London sorting offices, and there is no reason for continuing the exceptional arrangement under which it is performed wholly by sorters at the inland section.