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Wireless Operators (Certificates)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 1 November 1945

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that many of those with special certificates as wireless operators are unable to qualify by sea service for second-class certificates owing to the absence of suitable vacancies, he will relax the conditions as to sea service or, alternatively, give some compensating advantage to holders of such certificates; and whether it is proposed to grant any more such certificates.

As from 1st January, 1946, holders of special certificates as wireless operators may take the examination for second class certificates without having had any previous sea service; additionally,

No. of claims paid.Amount of Compensation.Total Postings.Claims paid expressed as per cent. of total traffic.
£
1943/44 Registered5,23110,84733,566,000·0156
Unregistered41,54954,474181,099,000·0229
1944/45 Registered6,26515,13744,078,000·0142
Unregistered36,53150,895194,480,000·0188