HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 cc2501-2W

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?


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, but if he has any particular case of hardship in mind I will inquire into it.