§ Sir C. COBB
asked the Postmaster-General the cost of providing for the annual leave of the sorters in the London postal service on the present basis; and what would be the cost of providing for such annual leave with the month of March excluded, having regard to the saving which might accrue to the Department by reason of the larger force available to deal with sick absence, returns and other incidental expenditure during the month of March?
§ Viscount WOLMER
The cost of providing for the annual leave of the sorters in the London postal service on the present basis is estimated at £150,000 a year. If the month of March were excluded, it is estimated that the cost of providing for the leave would be at least £10,000 a year more than it is at present, after allowing for incidental savings.