HC Deb 05 July 1937 vol 326 cc21-2
31. Colonel Goodman

asked the Postmaster-General what facilities are allowed by his Department to sub-postmasters to take annual leave; and what facilities his Department requires sub-postmasters to grant to their employés in the way of holidays?

Major Tryon

A sub-postmaster is not required to render personal service and he is free to absent himself at any time for the purpose of a holiday, provided he makes satisfactory arrangements for the conduct of the office during his absence. As regards his assistants, a sub-postmaster is expected to grant conditions of service, including holidays, not less favourable than those of shop assistants of about the same standing in the service of good employers in the same district.

Colonel Goodman

Does not my right hon. and gallant Friend consider it to be illogical for the Post Office not to grant holidays to sub-postmasters and at the same time to require sub-postmasters to treat their employés on the same standard as the best employers in the district?

Major Tryon

If my hon. and gallant Friend will read my answer, he will see the reason for the present arrangement.

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