§ MR. M'LAREN
asked the Postmaster General, Whether he has considered any representations made to him on behalf of the mail porters and stampers of the Stafford Post Office, with a view to extending their prospect of promotion, and adjusting their extra allowances on the footing of Birmingham and Liverpool; and, whether there is any reason for the delay which has taken place, owing to which none of the Stafford Post Office officials have yet received their pay for extra hours on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and St. Valentine's Day last?
§ MR. FAWCETT
Sir, the question of the pay and position of the mail porters and stampers at the Stafford Post Office is part of a much larger question of the pay and position of officers generally of a similar grade—a subject which, as I stated yesterday, is now under consideration. With regard to the second portion of the Question of my hon. Friend, I regret that, owing to some negligence on the part of the local authorities, the claims for extra duty performed at the Stafford Post Office on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and St. Valentine's Day have not yet been settled. I have now given directions that they shall be paid immediately.