§ 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?