HC Deb 29 June 1966 vol 730 cc295-6W
140. Mr. Tilney

asked the Postmaster-General what encouragement he gives to his staff for a tour in overseas countries of the Commonwealth; and whether those volunteering to go will lose or gain promotion in their home-based jobs.

Mr. Benn

Opportunities for tours overseas are advertised, or an individual approach is made to staff. There are 466 Post Office staff currently overseas. They do not lose by this, and when they are duly considered for promotion in their home-based jobs, their overseas experience is taken into consideration.