HC Deb 02 December 1920 vol 135 cc1474-5W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, when Miss Morgan as dismissed by the Postmaster of the Tylerstown sub-office there was no complaint with regard to her efficiency, but that the sub-postmaster said she must leave at the end of the month as he wanted no underhanded business done, this statement presumably referring to the action of her mother in writing to the Postmaster-General; whether Miss Morgan is at pre sent employed as a counter clerk in a neighbouring post office where she is giving every satisfaction; whether the new assistant who commenced her employment at Tylerstown in November, 1919, three months prior to the discharge of Miss Morgan, was in receipt of £l per month in July of this year; whether another assistant with years of experience is paid at the rate of £2 8s. per month in addition to board and lodging; whether drapers are almost alone in the practice of calling for a two-year period of unpaid apprenticeship; and whether, in these circumstances, he will have a special investigation into the conditions under which sub-office assistants have been employed at the Tylerstown office in addition to making a careful review of the whole standard of remuneration applicable to this class of labour?


I am having further inquiry made on the subject, and will communicate the result to the hon. and gallant Member.