§ Mr. NEWMAN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he proposes to establish certain temporary clerks at present employed in the superintending engineer's 1687W office of the Telephone Engineering Department as clerical assistants in certain provincial towns; whether such assistants are to be paid a commencing wage of 24s.; and whether, in view of the fact that such assistants will be in many cases married men with families, he will consider the desirability of providing a more adequate salary for a clerk with a working week of forty-eight hours?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The temporary clerks referred to will be afforded opportunity of obtaining established appointments by means of a limited competition; but it is not yet determined how their commencing salary is to be fixed. I will bear in mind the hon. Member's suggestion.