HC Deb 20 July 1882 vol 272 cc1099-100

asked the Postmaster General, What will be the annual cost of the increased pay and allowances at length granted to the letter carriers and auxiliary letter carriers of the United Kingdom; and, when it will be in his power to publish the details of the new scheme for the information of those whom it affects?


Sir, in reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that no time will be lost in bringing the new scheme into operation. The work will necessarily take some time, but I hope it will be completed in the course of a few weeks. Until the application of the new classification has been finally determined it is impossible to give a precise estimate of the expense involved. I may say, however, that the cost of carrying out the new scheme, so far as it affects letter carriers, porters, and the other persons to whom I referred in answering a Question on Tuesday last, will certainly be not less than £60,000 a-year.