§ Mr. McENTEE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury (1) the number of Customs and Excise senior chief clerks, chief clerks, officers with reserved rights blocking departmental higher clerical officer posts; departmental higher clerical officers (men); departmental higher clerical officers (women); departmental clerical officers (men); departmental clerical officers (women); S-class clerks; P-class clerks; temporary clerks (men); temporary clerks (women, showing respective grades)-, casual clerks; writing assistants and members of the typing grade, established and unestablished, respectively, employed in the Customs and Excise Department as at the most convenient latest date; and the allocation of such officers to each office or sub-office and differentiating between outdoor and indoor staffs in London and the provinces;
(2) the number of higher clerical officers (men); higher clerical officers (women)-, clerical officers (men); clerical officers (women); S-class clerks; P-class clerks; writing assistants; superintendents of typists; shorthand typists (permanent and 175W temporary, respectively); typists (permanent and temporary, respectively); temporary clerks (men); temporary clerks (women) (showing respective grades) employed in Secretaries' Office, Accountant and Comptroller-General's Office, and Statistical Office, respectively, of the Customs and Excise Department as at the most convenient latest date?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
I am sending the particulars requested direct to the hon. Member.
— 1929. 1930. 1931. 1932. *Boy Messengers … 1,613 21346 2,160 1,380 Postmen … 2,708 2833 2,828 2,311 Sorting Clerks and Telegraphist. … 987 1,067 973 740 Telephonists … 1,815 1,143 601 576 Sorters … 327 320 399 141 Telegraphists … — 4 1 — Counter Clerks and Telegraphists … 152 221 145 106 * The figures relating to boy messengers are others are for calendar years.
§ Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Postmaster-General what was the number of persons recruited to the Post Office staff during each of the years between 31st October, 1929, and 31st October, 1932; the annual wastage due to all causes; and the net increase or decrease of the total staff during each year?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The total number of persons employed in the Post Office on 1st October in each of the years 1929–32 was as follows:
1929 … … … … 231,297 1930 … … … … 232,730 1931 … … … … 233,406 1932 … … … … 230,220
Details of recruitment and wastage are not available in the form asked for by the hon. Member, and could not be obtained without an of time and labour.