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Counter Clerks (Deaf And Dumb Customers)

Volume 319: debated on Tuesday 2 February 1937

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asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the varied forms of Post Office business transacted at postal counters, he will consider making a small State grant to postal counter employés who will endeavour to learn the deaf-and-dumb alphabet, with the object of having at least one official in the main post offices of large towns who can be helpful to sufferers from this disability?

I have no evidence that the cases to which my hon. Friend refers are at all frequent, and I do not think that the special measures suggested would be warranted.