HC Deb 11 April 1946 vol 421 c2069
14. Mr. Erroll

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many Servicemen have been offered Class B release since the inception of the release scheme for Post Office workers; how many have accepted; and how many are now back at work with the Post Office.

Mr. Burke

Up to the end of March, 4,733 men in the engineering and manipulative grades of the Post Office serving with the Forces had been offered release in Class B, and 1,332 had accepted. Five hundred and eighty-one had been released up to 15th March, and have now resumed their Post Office duties.

Mr. Erroll

Is not this a very disappointing figure? What does the Minister intend to do to increase the numbers?

Mr. Burke

The Services are cooperating with us. We cannot get people out under Class B unless they are willing to come, but they are coming out fairly regularly now.

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