HC Deb 03 July 1925 vol 185 cc2951-2W

asked the Postmaster-General what is the cause of the shortage of female clerical staff in the Savings Bank Department; whether he is aware that the existing staff has to work at high pressure; and what steps are being taken to bring the establishment up to strength?

Viscount WOLMER

A number of vacancies for female clerical officers in the Savings Bank at present exist, and a sufficient supply of new recruits will shortly be available from an open competition held in April last. The pressure of work among the female staff has not been so great as to have necessitated overtime since the completion of the computation of interest in February last.