HC Deb 07 December 1936 vol 318 cc1624-5
26. Mr. VIANT

asked the Postmaster-General the number of hours of overtime worked by the telephone engineers during the past 12 months in each of the following districts: Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, and Bristol; and the number of engineers affected in each district?


As the reply contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The number of hours overtime for the year ended 20th November, 1936, and the average number of engineering workmen employed during the year in the districts concerned are as follow:

Hours. Workmen.
Edinburgh 100,100 575
Manchester 178,620 1,265
Birmingham 319,660 1,187
Leeds 106,300 512
Bristol 99,359 560

During the year in question there was an increase of nearly 1,000 in the number of engineering workmen employed in the districts concerned. No statistics are available to show how many of the workmen actually performed overtime.