§ Colonel YATE
asked the Postmaster General whether, considering that sorters have been working overtime for a considerable priod in the London district, more vacancies can now be offered to the large number of ex-soldiers registered and waiting for this employment?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
The overtime worked by sorters in the London postal service is always high during the summer, on account of absences on annual leave. With the end of the leave session it is now decreasing steadily. Some of the overtime is caused by fluctuation of work, which cannot otherwise be provided for; but additional force is employed where justified, and as many ex-service men as possible are being engaged. A large number of new appointments for sorters has already been created during the current year.