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Post Office

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 22 June 1922

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Savings Bank (Sick Leave, Women Clerks)

81.

asked the Postmaster-General what was the average number of days' sick leave per head per annum for the women clerks in the Post Office Savings Bank in 1914 and in 1921, respectively?

The information asked for is as follows:—

191411·9
192118·1

Engineers (Workmen's Compensation)

82.

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that an established skilled workman in the engineers' branch of the Post Office, who was injured on duty and was entitled to compensation, was compulsorily retired and the amount of his pension merged in the amount due to him under the Workmen's Compensation Act; whether this is in accordance with the usual practice; and, if so, will he state the authority for making up from a man's pension the amount due to him by way of compensation?

If my hon. Friend will furnish me with particulars of the case which he has in mind, I will make inquiry and communicate with him.

Express Letters

83.

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the wide dissatisfaction that is felt with the way in which the express post is working; is he aware that in very many cases an express letter takes just as long as an ordinary letter to arrive; and will he cause inquiries to be made so that the matter may be put right?

I am not aware of any general dissatisfaction with the working of the express post. I shall be glad to have inquiry made concerning the treatment of any particular letters if my hon. and gallant Friend will furnish me with details.