Mr. MARK SYKES
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider the case of men of forty-five years of age and upwards who are competent to discharge the duties of temporary employment during the Christmas season, and who are prevented from being engaged by the rule laid down limiting the age to forty-five years?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
As I informed the hon. Member on the 20th March last, in view of the generally exacting nature of the Christmas work in the Post Office, I do not think it would be advisable, as a rule, to admit men over forty-five years of age. I may add, however, that the cases of men over that age who have been previously employed in the Post Office and have given satisfaction receive special consideration.