HC Deb 24 April 1914 vol 61 cc1265-6W

asked the Postmaster General what is the meaning of "headquarters" as used in paragraphs 792–809 of the Report from the Select Committee on Post Office Servants (Wages and Conditions of Employment), No. 268; whether it means the place of which the chief of the staff of men employed has his business centre, or whether it is intended to interpret the term "headquarters" as any town where any grade of workmen happen to be employed regardless of the locality of their homes or the business centre of their chief; and whether this latter interpretation has ever been applied to the term?

Captain NORTON

The meaning of the terms "headquarters" is the engineering office to which men are attached and at which they receive their instructions. It is not necessarily the place at which the chief of the men is located. Even though men are shifted temporarily from place to place, their headquarters remain constant.