HC Deb 12 May 1948 vol 450 cc213-4W
9. Mr. Monslow

asked the Postmaster General what the scope will be of the investigation recently started into the processes of the Post Office Savings Department; whether the investigation will cover the whole of the Department; whether appropriate staff associations have been invited to appoint representatives on the investigating committee; when it is expected that a report will be made; and to whom it will be presented.

Mr. Hobson

This is a normal Organisation and Methods investigation which will cover the processes involved in the operations of the Savings Bank, with particular reference to the question whether an improvement in the present mechanised system is practicable. The present investigation is confined to the Savings Bank side, and it is being made by a team of Organisation and Methods officers of the Post Office and the Treasury assisted by Savings Bank officers. The staff associations have been informed that their views will be welcomed and they will be given opportunities to express them at convenient stages of the work. I cannot say when the investigation will be completed but the working party will report from time to time on particular aspects to the head of the Post Office Savings Department.