HC Deb 29 November 1933 vol 283 cc894-5W

askéd the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the small wages paid to auxiliary postmen and their financial distress, he will consider the abolition of this class, except at Christmas, and their substitution by fully-paid men even if this entails some readjustment of duties?


The employment of part-time postmen is, I fear, unavoidable on account of the unequal incidence of the work. The cost of the only alternative—full-time posts, containing a large proportion of idle time—would be prohibitive. The question of reducing their numbers is constantly receiving attention.