HC Deb 01 August 1911 vol 29 cc348-9W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the temporary branch post office at the Glasgow Exhibition, open for the transaction of postal and telegraph business from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, is staffed by temporary clerks, with the exception of a female superviser, who is on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and whether he will state on what grounds work of the kind referred to, formerly deemed important enough to require the employment of established officers under supervision of a male overseer, has come to be regarded as of little enough consequence to be relegated to unappointed clerks?


I am aware that the work at the temporary branch office at the Glasgow Exhibition is being performed by temporary officers. The arrangement is working well, and I consider it to be preferable to the alternative which would have been to withdraw established officers to perform the temporary work and to provide for the work from which they were withdrawn, either toy extra duty or by employing temporary staff.