HC Deb 05 July 1937 vol 326 c40W
Mr. Naylor

asked the Postmaster-General whether any effort has been made, or will be made, by his Department to secure employment for those ex-employés of the Buff Book, Limited, who built up the connection from nothing and who, in consequence of the taking over of the Classified Trades Telephone Directory by the Post Office, have been deprived of their livelihood?

Major Tryon

A classified Trades Telephone Directory for London has hitherto been published under an agreement between the Post Office and the Buff Book, Limited, which terminated in May last. Tenders were invited for a new contract and the Buff Book, Limited, was amongst the firms who tendered. The contract was, however, secured by Messrs. J. Weiner, Limited. It will thus be seen that the Post Office has not itself taken over the work but that it has passed from one contractor to another.