§ MR. JOHN WILSON (Glasgow, St. Rollox)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to proposals for a reduction of the class of clerks in the telegraph department, Glasgow, substituting the work of these officers by the employment of messenger inspectors in the delivery branch; and, seeing that representations were made by members of the staff showing the need of additional clerkships on certain duties, to which the late Postmaster-General promised sympathetic consideration, and in view of the stagnation of promotion, whether he will take steps to provide, in the event of reductions in superior appointments taking place, adequate compensation to the staff for the loss of promotion and the abolition of their opportunities to proceed to a higher salary.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I am having inquiry made, and will communicate the result to the hon. Member.