§ Mr. RAPER
asked the Postmaster-General whether the "pivotal" and "slip" system is still being followed in releasing Post Office employés from, the Army; and whether, in view of the fact that this system has been abolished in the case of private employés as being an unfair one, he will consider the advisability of applying for the release of Post Office employés from the Army according to age and length of service?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The Post Office was offered the same opportunities as other Government Departments of applying for the early demobilisation of a number of men under the "pivotal" scheme. The men who were asked for have not all been released yet, but no additional men have been asked for as "pivotal" men since the "pivotal" scheme was withdrawn. The military authorities decide the order of release of other Post Office men.