HC Deb 27 June 1910 vol 18 c813W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that a scheme is in operation in the General Post Office under which the clerical staff have the choice of commencing their duties an hour earlier during the months from May to September, he can see his way to give instructions to provincial postmasters that, where there is a general desire on the part of the clerical staff in any office to adopt the scheme, it shall be adopted?


At offices in the provinces where there is a purely clerical staff, such as the surveyor's offices, no objection would be offered to an earlier commencement of duty in the summer if the staff as a whole were in favour of the change. But at post offices where the hours of duty are determined by the necessities of the work earlier attendance is not practicable.