HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 cc727-8W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that revision is in contemplation at Cardiff which is designed to seriously worsen the working conditions of the staff; whether the proposals arrange for 137 duties on the postal side, of which 100 would be late or all night duties; whether this would mean that every man would be continuously employed on late or all-night duties; whether the staff have been consulted; whether he has received an urgent petition against the introduction of the proposed scheme; and whether he will postpone any revision or the application of any reconstruction proposals at Cardiff until the Whitley Committee has been set up?


A revision of the duties of the indoor postal staff at Cardiff is con-

Universities. Payable under Section 25 of Universities (Sc.) Act, 1889. Payable under recommendation of Scottish Universities Committee, 1910. Emergency Grants notifies in August, 1919.
Recurrent Grant. Non-recurrent Grant.
(1) (2) (3) (4)
£ £ £ £
Edinburgh 15,120 12,500 25,380 20,000
Glasgow 12,180 12,500 23,320 21,000
Aberdeen 8,400 9,000 14,600 9,000
St. Andrews 6,300 8,000
St. Andrews (including Dundee University College) 1,000 13,700 4,500
42,000 43,000 77,000 54,500

The amounts in columns 3 and 4 represent new money. In addition to these I grants an annual sum of £30,000 is payable to the universities from the Local Taxation (Scotland) Account under Section 2 (2) of

templated, and a preliminary scheme of new duties was drawn up locally, upon which the representatives of the staff were consulted. The application of this preliminary scheme, to which the hon. Member's question refers, has been postponed.