§ MR. O'HANLON
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the institution of the Parcel Post has greatly increased the labour performed by the rural letter-carriers in Ireland; whether the keepers of sub post offices are paid for the additional work caused by the Parcel Post system; whether no such payment is made to the carriers; and, when steps will be taken to put an end to this inequality?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER),
in reply, said, that the Parcel Post had, doubtless, increased the work of the postmen; but they were paid strictly by the amount of work they had to do, and the wages were reconsidered from time to time, as justice demanded. As to sub-postmasters, they were not paid by salary, but by commission on all kinds of business. They were not required to give the whole of their time to the work of the Department.