HC Deb 12 May 1925 vol 183 cc1693-4W

asked the Postmaster-General how many men of the Royal Engineers are now attached to the engineering department of the General Post Office (construction gang) for instructional purposes; how many regular employés have been displaced for the purpose; and whether 'he is aware that considerable hardship has be-co caused to ex-service men who have been forced into unemployment?

Viscount WOLMER

Fifteen men of the Royal Corps of Signals are 'at present

Colonel ASHLEY

The following grants were made from the Road Fund during the year 1924-25 to the rural district councils referred to in the question:

attached to the Post Office Engineering Department purely for training purposes. The men are supernumerary to the Post Office establishment, and the arrangement has not caused the displacement of any regular employés.