§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider the possibility of allowing official recognition to the body known as the National Federation of Postal and Telegraph Clerks, which comprises some 6,000 members of the postal service, as the membership of the federation comprises the requisite percentage of employés necessary to obtain such official recognition, seeing that, previous to the formation of the federation, independent bodies such as the Central London Postmen were recognised in accordance with the Post Office circular of 13th February, 1906. wherein the then Postmaster-General intimated that recognition should be accorded to duly constituted associations or federations of Post Office servants?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
One section of this federation, the Guild of Postal Sorters, is already recognised; but the federation's membership, amongst the other classes whom they seek to represent, is only a1146W very small percentage of the eligible staff. The great majority of the staff in question are members of the Union of Post Office Workers, and I regret that I cannot consider the extension of recognition to the remaining sections of the federation.