§ Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that there are about thirty town sub-offices within the London postal area where the gross pre-war emoluments exceeded £500 per annum; whether these emoluments have now been considerably increased owing to bonuses and addi- 727W tional war work; and whether he will consider the advisability of bringing these offices under the recommendation of the Holt Report, paragraph 936?
§ Mr. PEASE
The question of converting these offices into branch offices, as recommended by the Holt Committee, was necessarily held in abeyance during the War. The matter is now again under review, and each case will be considered on its merits as occasion arises. It will, however, be necessary to have regard to the cost involved, and there are also many difficulties at the present time in the way of obtaining suitable buildings.