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Establishment (Numbers)

Volume 441: debated on Wednesday 6 August 1947

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37.

asked the Postmaster-General what was the numerical deficiency in the Post Office establishment on 30th June; and what is the effect of such deficiency in the general postal services.

I assume that the hon. and gallant Member has in mind the postal establishment. There is no general shortage of staff on the postal side of the Post Office. At a few places postal delivery and collection services have been adversely affected by difficulties of recruitment, and there are some staffing problems on the counter side in London. We are doing our best to overcome these difficulties.

What is the cause of the dislike towards service with the General Post Office? Is it that conditions of labour and wages are too poor, or what?