HC Deb 28 March 1938 vol 333 c1623
38. Sir A. Knox

asked the Postmaster-General how many ex-soldiers, ex-sailors, and ex-airmen were appointed to positions in his Department in the year 1937, and how many civilians?

Major Tryon

During the year 1937, 10,137 ex-service men were appointed to situations in the Post Office. The figures for civilians are not available and could not be obtained without a disproportionate amount of trouble.

Sir A. Knox

Are the number of these appointments given to ex-service men increasing year by year or not?

Major Tryon

Out of a total male adult staff of 202,437, no fewer than 119,850 are ex-service men.

Mr. Kirby

Will the Postmaster-General see that when these men are taken on by the Post Office they are paid properly?