HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 cc2574-5W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the case of E. S. Holloway, Mortimer, Berkshire, who was a telegraph messenger before the War and left the Post Office service because there were no vacancies for postmen, but was told that if he served seven years in the Army a position as a town postman would be found for him; whether he is aware that his seven years expired in 1914; that in consequence of the war his time in the Army was extended to 12 years, and that on being discharged he was appointed a rural postman on lowest pay, whereas those who did no Army service and did not join up are in receipt of the higher grade of pay; and whether he will arrange that this man and others in similar positions shall count the period of War service with the Forces towards the period of Post Office service required to qualify him for the higher grade of pay?


I am having inquiry made into the matter, and will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as possible.