HC Deb 23 June 1873 vol 216 c1248

asked the Postmaster General, If he will explain to the House why the clerks and other officials in the General Post Office, Edinburgh, have not had their remuneration increased as has been done in the case of the officials in the Post Offices at Glasgow and Dundee; and, seeing that the Secretary of the General Post Office at Edinburgh is performing the duty of' Inspector of the Southern district of Scotland, so that the duties of Secretary have in part, if not all, to be performed by a clerk, whether it is the intention of the Postmaster General to appoint an Inspector of the Southern district, so as to relieve the Secretary of that duty, and admit of his full attention being given to his special duties as Secretary?


A report, Sir, is about to be made to the Treasury with respect to the wages of persons in the Edinburgh Post Office who correspond to those employed at Glasgow and Dundee; but I am not prepared to recommend a general increase of salary throughout the establishment. As the present system works satisfactorily, it is not my intention to appoint an Inspector for the Southern District of Scotland.