HC Deb 21 February 1887 vol 311 c177
MR. H. S. WRIGHT (Nottingham, S.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the title "Clerks," as mentioned in "The Telegraphs Act, 1868," carries with it the salary and privileges of "Clerks" in the Post Office, to which Department telegraph clerks are attached?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

There are in the Department over which I have the honour to preside a variety of clerks, male and female, with a corresponding variety of salaries. The Act to which the hon. Member refers does not define the salary or privileges of any officer or clerk in the Post Office. I may state that the class of persons in question have had their salaries considerably augmented since they were incorporated in the Civil Service.