HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 cc1514-5
15. Colonel Erroll

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he will request the release under Class B of the large number of former Post Office employees urgently required to increase the efficiency of his Department.

Mr. Burke

As the hon.and gallant Member is aware, the Ministry of Labour and National Service has already assigned up to 500 releases in Class B to women telegraphists and telephonists. A proposal is under consideration by the Ministry of Labour for the release in Class B ofa considerable number of Post Office men employees in the postal, telegraph, telephone and engineering services.

Colonel Erroll

Can the hon. Gentleman give an approximate indication of the number of persons likely to be affected by these considerations?

Mr. Burke

I cannot give an approximate number. We have asked for a considerable number.

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