HC Deb 19 February 1924 vol 169 c1570W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a deputation of salaried sub-postmaster was received by his officials on 8th August, 1923, to discuss the question of appropriate tithe and manipulative duties which have been imposed on the salaried sub-postmasters in a large number of provincial towns throughout the country; whether it has yet conic to his knowledge that no reply has been given to the association concerned; whether the imposition of these duties is compulsorily extending the scheduled duties of the sub-postmasters concerned and is endangering the efficiency of the service by withdrawing those responsible men from the supervision of the work performed by the staff under their control; and whether he is yet in a position to give a reply to the points raised at the interview or to discuss with the representative officials any new aspects of the ease which may have been raised by his Department?


The representations made on the 8th August have been receiving consideration, and I hope that a reply will be sent shortly on the various points raised. There has been no general extension of the manipulative duties of salaried sub-postmasters.