HC Deb 29 November 1911 vol 32 cc556-7W

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?


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 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.