Sub-Postmasters.

Oral Answers to Questions — Telephones. – in the House of Commons at on 24 March 1919.

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Photo of Mr Samuel Finney Mr Samuel Finney , Stoke-on-Trent Burslem

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asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to a resolution passed at a meeting of organised sub-postmasters, Stoke-on-Trent, protesting against the instructions now being issued to open sub-offices at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m., as at present, as a retrograde step; whether he is aware that this action is viewed with concern as it requires sub-postmasters to be on duty eleven hours a day and upwards, and is opposed to working-class movements for shorter hours; and if he will inquire into the matter with a view to removing the cause of dissatisfaction?

Photo of Mr Herbert Pease Mr Herbert Pease , Darlington

I am aware that some dissatisfaction has been caused by the order referred to by the hon. Member, and a deputation is being received from the Sub-Postmasters' Federation on the subject.

Photo of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood Colonel Josiah Wedgwood , Newcastle-under-Lyme

Does this refer to Stoke-on-Trent or to the whole country?