§ Mr. McEntee
asked the Postmaster-General whether all employés in the Continental section of the cable office are civil servants; and whether, under the agreement with Cable and Wireless, Limited, their position will in any way be affected?
§ Mr. Walkden
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the anxiety of the Continental telegraphist staff employed by the Post Office regarding their future employment under the new cable and wireless agreement; and whether he can now make a statement on this aspect of the matter?
§ Major Tryon
The employés in the Continental section of the Central Telegraph Office of the General Post Office are civil servants, but the staff of Cable and Wireless, Limited, are not civil servants. The position of the Post Office staff will not be affected by the arrangements with Cable and Wireless, Limited, to which the hon. Members refer.