HC Deb 14 June 1920 vol 130 c922W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that since the Australian Government have introduced automatic checking and calculating machines into the Australian post offices the duties and labours of the Australian postal employées have been considerably lightened and mistakes and defalcations have been reduced to a minimum; and whether it is proposed to introduce similar up-to-date machinery and methods into the post offices in this country to facilitate the work and duties of our Post Office employés?


It has been the practice of the Post Office for many years to use calculating and tabulating machines wherever there is sufficient justification for the cost involved. A Committee advises upon the use of such machines in Public Departments generally.

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