HC Deb 24 March 1925 vol 182 cc268-9W

asked the Postmaster-General the amount of abnormal traffic dealt with in the Glasgow telegraph instrument room during the week ending 19th July, 1924, and the estimated extra revenue accruing therefrom; and if he will state for the same week the total number of hours and the cost of the overtime performed by the permanent telegraph staff, the amount and the cost of the temporary labour employed, and the number of hours and the cost of the work performed by sorting clerks and telegraphists from the sorting office?


The traffic which was dealt with at Glasgow during the week ended the 19th July, 1924, was about 28,000 telegrams above the weekly average. Most of the telegrams merely passed through Glasgow, and were handed in at and delivered from other offices. The extra revenue cannot be stated with any degree of accuracy. The permanent telegraph staff at Glasgow performed about 1,220 hours' overtime at the cost of £135, temporary staff was employed for 670 hours at a cost of £33, and the sorting office staff performed 380 hours at a cost estimated at £26.