HC Deb 05 August 1919 vol 119 cc210-1W

asked the Postmaster-General whether boy telegraph messengers are being engaged in place of girls; if so, whether they are all being guaranteed permanent service in the Post Office; whether attendance at compulsory continuation classes in work hours is enforced; and whether he is now prepared to extend these conditions to the girl messengers still employed and to place them under the supervision of the Standing Committee on Boy Labour in the Post Office, if still in existence, or under some other suitably constituted committee?


Girl messengers are being gradually replaced by boy messengers. A guarantee of permanent employment is given to all boys who prove satisfactory and pass the usual tests, and attendance at educational classes is enforced. I regret that it is impracticable to extend similar conditions to the temporary girl messengers.