HC Deb 07 May 1913 vol 52 cc2070-1W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received a memorial containing a protest against the transfer of certain work from sorting clerks and telegraphists in the Manchester post office; and, if so, in view of the reasons set forth, whether he can meet the wish of the memorialists?


The memorial was received. It referred to work known as X listing, which is proper to postmen; and is being done by them at other large towns. It is now being transferred to them at Manchester. I explained the matter yesterday in reply to a question by the hon. Member for the Attercliffe Division of Sheffield. I cannot assent to the wish of the memorialists at Manchester that this work should not be transferred to postmen in that city.