§ Mr. DIXEY
asked the Postmaster-General if he will take into consideration the present position of those Government employés and the public that such sub-offices, formerly head offices, being now reduced to sub-offices have suffered financially and in prestige; and if he will consider the desire expressed by the employés and the public that such sub-offices should be restored to their former status, and again hold the privileges which they formerly enjoyed?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
It has been the policy for many years, in the interest of efficient and economical administration, to regrade small head offices as opportunity offers, and I see no sufficient reason to reverse this policy, which has no effect on the facilities given to the public. I am not sure to which section of the staff the hon. Member refers, but2502W if he has any particular case of hardship in mind I will inquire into it.