§ Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked the Postmaster-General if he could now state the result of his inquiries as to the number of married women employed in salaried sub-offices who are the wives of established officers in receipt of fixed wages and with the prospect of pension; and whether he would take steps to ensure that such employment would not prevent the creation of established posts in the offices concerned?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
As stated in the letter forwarded to the hon. Member by my directions on the 11th September last, out of 830 female assistants employed at salaried sub-offices, twenty-three are 557W the wives of established officers and twenty-two of this number are the wives of the sub-postmasters. The hon. Member will see that the employment of this small number can have no appreciable effect on the creation of established appointments.