§ Captain JESSEL
asked the Postmaster-General the reason for the recent shifting 1306W of the postal staff in the Western district from one post office to another; whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to the staff by these changes; and whether it is proposed to apply this system of moving the staff to other Metropolitan districts?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I assume that the hon. Member refers to the recent exchange between the female counter clerks and telegraphists employed in the instrument room of the Western District Office and the male counter clerks and telegraphists at the Oxford Street branch office. That change was made in order to get rid of the necessity for changing staff at the Western District Office in the evening at the hour when women go off duty. As the two offices are but a few minutes' walk from each other, and each possesses good accommodation for the staff, I do not think that inconvenience has been caused. Similar changes have been made, and will be made elsewhere in London when they appear expedient; no general change is in contemplation.