§ Mr. ROWNTREE
asked the Postmaster-General whether a number of telephonists who have recently left the service have been handed leaving certificates under the Munitions of War Acts; and, if so, why this has been done, seeing that this Department is not a controlled establishment?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
Leaving certificates have in a few cases been given to Post Office telephonists at their own request. I see no objection to this practice, which does not, of course, imply that the Post Office is a controlled establishment.