§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether a number of the telegraphists, in receipt of £160 per annum at the Central Telegraph Office, London, are now engaged in performing the duties of supervision and other work usually done by clerks receiving larger salaries; and whether, in view of the stagnation of promotion at the Central Office, steps can be taken to make additions to the supervising body, so that officers with such small salaries should not be engaged upon this responsible work.
(Answeed by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The circumstances have not changed since the hon. Member's former Questions on this subject were answered; and the Postmaster General regrets that he would not be justified in creating additional supervising appointments.