HC Deb 29 April 1914 vol 61 c1714W

asked the Postmaster-General whether men who were members of the late National Telephone Company's staff and were transferred to the Post Office Engineering Department are to be regarded as Treasury assistant clerks or are to be regarded as an entirely new grade of assistant clerks.

Captain NORTON

Officers of the National Telephone Company who, on the transfer to the Post Office, were graded by the Postmaster-General as assistant clerks are members of the general body of assistant clerks.


asked the Postmaster-General how many telephones were added to the telephone service during the year 1912 at Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, and Dublin?

Captain NORTON

In consequence of the alterations in telephone boundaries during the year 1912 resulting from the amalgamation of the Post Office and National Telephone Company's telephone systems and of the different methods employed in compiling their respective records, it is not possible for me to supply the hon. Member with the number of telephones added to the telephone service during the year 1912 in the districts named in the question.