HC Deb 22 November 1926 vol 200 cc37-8W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that sufficient distribution and telephone duties, proper to the lower clerical class, exist in the Post Office Savings Bank Department, Hammersmith, upon which the 43 overseas and disabled ex-service temporary clerks liable for dismissal could be satisfactorily employed; and whether he will arrange for these men to be so employed instead of replacing them by permanent clerical officers at a higher salary?

Viscount WOLMER

There are 18 duties of the kind described which are at present performed by temporary clerks, but the duties will be required either for successful Southborough candidates or for "P" men, so that the suggestion in my right hon. Friend's question cannot be adopted.