§ Mr. TOOTILL
asked the Postmaster-General what steps the Government have taken with the new contractors for the transfer of the large staff employed by Messrs. Sells on the directories to the new firm; and whether he is aware that the male portion are ex-service men?1743W
§ Mr. BALDWIN
It is clearly impracticable to stipulate for transfers of staff between firms successful and unsuccessful in obtaining Government contracts in the ordinary course of open competition. I may, however, add that in the present instance the successful firm, who are on the King's Roll of Honour, employ 10 per cent, of disabled ex-service men, which is well above the average of firms on the roll, and 40 per cent, of ex-service men in all.