Glasgow (Overhead Conveyor).

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 18th April 1934.

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Photo of Mr William Leonard Mr William Leonard , Glasgow St Rollox

50 and 51.

asked the Postmaster-General (1) the cost of installing the overhead conveyor band in the Glasgow general post office which extends from the primary sorting section to the foreign sections; the monthly running costs, inclusive of motive power, repairs, oiling, cleaning, and painting; whether he can state if this installation has enabled a reduction of staff; and, if so, the number and saving effected;

(2) if his attention has been called to complaints made by the staff of the Glasgow general post office against the unsatisfactory functioning of one of the conveyor belts, alleging excessive noise above a section of the staff, occupation of excessive space, obscuring the light, and, at the gravity chute adjacent to the West News Road, constituting a danger to the staff; and if he proposes to take any action calculated to remove the defects and permit the staff to work without the annoyance this particular conveyor causes?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

I am having inquiries made regarding the points raised relative to the installation of the conveyor at the Glasgow head post office and will write to the hon. Member in due course.

Photo of Mr William Leonard Mr William Leonard , Glasgow St Rollox

Will the hon. Gentleman see that this is done as speedily as possible in order to prevent the likelihood of charges of inefficiency being directed against employes working there?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bennett Mr Ernest Bennett , Cardiff Central

Everything in the Post Office is done in the least possible time.