§ Sir JOHN LONSDALE
asked the Postmaster-General if he will state, for each of the years 1906 to 1911, inclusive, how many ex-soldiers have been given employment in the Post Office in England, Scotland, and Ireland, respectively; and if he will state for each country what percentage these appointments represent of the total number of positions filled in the period named?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
There are no figures available for the years mentioned in the form asked for by the hon. Member; but certain figures are available as regards the number of ex-soldiers and ex-sailors appointed as established postmen and porters during the years 1909, 1910, and 1911, which may perhaps answer his purpose. The following is a Return showing the number of vacancies for established postmen and porters in England, Scotland, and Ireland, filled by ex-soldiers and ex-sailors during the years 1909, 1910, and 1911, and the total number of such vacancies:—
Year. England. Scotland. Ireland. Ex-Soldiers and Ex-Sailors Total Number. Ex-Soldiers and Ex-Sailors. Total Number. Ex-Soldiers and Ex-Sailors. Total Number. 1909 979 2,080 159 332 85 186 1910 1,119 2,115 178 358 69 114 1911 1,082 2,054 168 307 64 155 Totals 3,180 6,249 505 997 218 455 Percentage of ex-Soldiers and ex-Sailors to total number of appointments 50.1 50.6 47.9