HC Deb 30 October 1956 vol 558 cc143-4W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Postmaster-General why it has taken so long to make up the wages of Post Office employees called up under the Emergency Regulations ; and what action has been taken to improve the situation.

Dr. Hill

The first step, taken in August, was the central collection and collation of necessary information as to the members of the staff called up, with particulars of their Forces pay, a process which took some time. Subsequently it was necessary to ask each individual member of the staff concerned to name the bursaries and scholarships, teachers' training colleges, institutions for higher education, day-release education, and school building, respectively.

Sir D. Eccles

The following table gives the latest estimates available for the financial year 1955–56.

dependant who should receive the cash. By 13th October out of 622 cases all but 18, all single men, had been dealt with.