§ 28. Mr. McENTEE
asked the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that the Post Office Savings Bank is now re-employing married women by taking them back after compulsory retirement on marriage, he will state the amount of the pay; and whether this action indicates that there are no people in the lower grades who are available for promotion for this work?
§ Sir E. BENNETT
Eleven ex-women clerks who left the Savings Bank Department on marriage have recently been engaged to meet a need in that Department caused by temporary difficulties of recruitment. They are being paid on the standard scales of pay for temporary women clerks, beginning at 45s. ld. or 43s. ld. a week according to the importance of the work. Arrangements are in hand with a view to the promotion of a number of writing assistants to fill vacancies on the clerical grade as soon as may be practicable.