HC Deb 13 December 1937 vol 330 cc801-2
30. Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Postmaster-General how many ex-service men have been employed as temporary postal workers at Rothesay during the last year; how many of these have been taken into the permanent service of the Post Office; what are the corresponding figures for non-ex-service men; and what is his policy generally with regard to the employment of ex-service men in the Post Office service?

Major Tryon

Ten ex-service men and nine non-ex-service men have been employed temporarily at Rothesay during the past year. Two ex-service men have been taken into the permanent service, but no non-ex-service men. Fifty per cent. of the vacancies for postmen throughout the country are reserved for ex-service men, and they also receive appointments to a number of other situations in the Post Office. Preference is given to ex-service men for employment as temporary postmen.