§ Mr. HAYDAY
asked the Postmaster-General whether a large amount of overtime is being worked in the various branches of the service; and, if so, in view of the large numbers of ex-service and other men still seeking employment, he will consider the possibility of absorbing a larger number of them in the Post Office service?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The overtime worked in the various branches of the service is, in the aggregate, considerable; but it is, of course, spread over a large number of offices, and is caused to a large extent by fluctuation of work, which cannot otherwise be provided for. Where the work justifies the employment of additional force this course is followed, and as many ex-service men as possible are being engaged.