§ MR. STEADMAN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, will he explain why, although the system of classification in the sorters' classes of the London postal service was abolished in accordance with the Tweedmouth Committee recommendations, it is continued in regard to sorters taking their annual leave; and if he will consider the advisability of removing this inequality at an early date, so as to carry out the Committee's recommendation in this matter in its entirety.
§ MR. HANBURY
Although the promotion barrier between the first and second classes of sorters has been abolished, the difference in the duties of the two classes still remains. It would be impossible to allow all the men of the old first class to take their holidays at the same time, and the choice of holidays must be so arranged as to provide a sufficient number of men to perform the different duties in each of the old classes. All the men have the privilege of leave within the eight pleasanter months of the year.