HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 c1868W

asked the Postmaster-General whether there is a possibility of the ex-temporary sorters who qualified at the last examination held being called up for permanent post office duty before a further examination takes place; and if he will take action in the matter?


The maximum number of temporary sorters to be appointed to permanent posts is 200. Up to the present 157 temporary sorters have been so appointed. I am unable to say whether or not the maximum will be reached; but there is no prospect of a further examination being held in the near future, and in the meantime the temporary sorters who qualified will be given a proportion of the vacancies which arise.