§ Mr. AYLES
asked the Postmaster-General what arrangements are being made to enable cable-jointers to have their holidays during the summer; whether the supply of cable-jointers is sufficient for the work in hand and in prospect; and what steps he is taking to augment the supply of efficient men?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The Post Office practice is to allow its staff to take the main portion of their annual leave in the period from March to October. This practice is applied to cable jointers. The supply of cable jointers is sufficient for present and prospective requirements, and no special steps are necessary to augment the supply.