HC Deb 24 January 1947 vol 432 cc98-9W
Mr. Byers

asked the Minister of Labour the number of trained telephone operators in the London area registered as unemployed at the last convenient date.

Mr. Isaacs

At 9th December there were 13 men and 201 women unemployed registered at employment exchanges in the Greater London area as applicants for employment as telephone operators.

Mr. Byers

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General the number of telephone operators required to bring telephone exchanges in the London area up to their full complement at the last convenient date.

Mr. Burke

I am glad to say that the total number of telephonists in the London area has now reached the required complement. Owing to the very rapid recruitment during recent months, however, more than one-third of the operating staff have had only a few months' experience.