HC Deb 22 July 1910 vol 19 cc1722-3W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will hold over the employment of girls as messengers until after the Report of the Committee on Boy Messengers is issued?


As I stated when introducing the Post Office Estimates I do not propose to employ girls on the outdoor duties at present performed by boy messengers. There are, however, a number of indoor duties for messengers in branches of the Post Office where a female staff is employed, and I propose to appoint girls to such of these duties as can properly be performed by them as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made.