HC Deb 03 April 1933 vol 276 c1418
32. Major LEIGHTON

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the instructions issued to the effect that redundant staff of the cable room department of the Post Office cannot be considered for transfer to other positions in the Post Office or in the Civil Service if they are over 30 years of age, he is making any arrangement for those ex-service members of the staff who are necessarily over 30 years of age?


I am not aware that any such instructions have been issued. On the question of reducing the redundancy of staff in the cable-room, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for North Battersea (Commander Marsden) on the 6th of March.


May I ask if any individuals have applied for transfer and have been informed that they cannot be transferred owing to the fact that they are over age?


I am not aware of that fact; it is not in accordance with the facts given me.