§ Mr. WILES
asked the Postmaster-General whether, having regard to the fact that primary sorting has now become a recognised part of the duties of London postmen as a recommendation of the Hob-house Committee, he will consider the advisability of utilising the means thus afforded by reducing to a greater extent the numerous split attendances of these officials, thereby giving more complete effect to the recommendation?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
Primary sorting has been performed by postmen in London for many years past, and the Parliamentary Committee's recommendation in paragraph 328 of their Report was therefore not a new departure. No efforts are spared to reduce the number of split attendances for postmen, and in the last few years the number of three attendance duties has been substantially diminished, and the four attendance duties have been abolished.