HC Deb 06 May 1924 vol 173 c253W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the regrading of sorting assistants in the Post Office, now being considered by a Committee of the Departmental Whitley Council, is delayed for any official objection; and, if so, what this is, and whether it is capable of removal?


The regrading if sorting assistants would involve, among other changes, a reduction in the hours of duty below eight daily, and as the question of an eight-hour day for civil servants generally has for some time been under the consideration of the National Whitley Council, it has not been possible for the Departmental Committee mentioned to proceed until the wider question is disposed of.