§ Mr. Russell
asked the Postmaster-General further details of the incidental expenses of £187,000 and medical fees of £50,000 contained in his Estimates for 1956–57.
§ Mr. Alport
Of the incidental expenses total, £60,000 relates to press advertisements for recruits, £19,000 is the cost of printing the Post Office Magazine and £14,000 consists of grants to small staff restaurants. The residue covers a large number of miscellaneous items such as laundry, casual hospitality and other minor expenses.
The bulk (£40,000) of the medical fees are for examination of candidates for appointment.