HC Deb 24 May 1922 vol 154 c1241W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to a Post Office Form No. 206, which is used to ascertain the salaries of provincial head postmasters; whether this form contains over 1,000 figures; how many people are employed in this work of drawing up and checking the form; and will he see whether a more simple method could be devised?


The data from which the form in question is compiled have in any case to be obtained for statistical purposes. The form is normally only pre pared once in three years for each office, but I have no record of the time spent in drawing it up and checking it. If postmasters' salaries are to be based on the amount of work performed under their control I do not think the procedure could be greatly simplified.