§ Major ENTWISTLE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will create substantive appointments for head postmen in the provinces on similar lines to those already existing in London; whether the Head Postmen's Association (Provincial) has been officially recognised; and, if not, for what reason?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The question of creating additional substantive supervising posts for postmen in the provinces is under consideration, but the inquiries in the matter are not yet complete. The Head Postmen's Association has not been officially recognised. Its members are postmen with allowances for supervision, and are eligible for membership of the Postmen's Federation; and it would be contrary to practice to recognise a separate association in such circumstances.