§ Sir H. CROFT
asked the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that two years ago the Postmaster-General agreed to consider the question of re-classifying offices where financial hardship was found to exist, apart from the question of units of work, and that the Board of Trade figures proved that the cost of living in Bournemouth is high, he is prepared, in view of these facts, to give an undertaking that other postal areas should not be given preference owing to the units of work being greater without consideration of the cost of living?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The classification of certain head offices, of which Bournemouth is one, is still the subject of discussion between the Post Office and the staff associations, and I am hopeful that a settlement will be reached shortly. In the meantime I am unable to make any statement in regard to individual cases.