HC Deb 31 March 1887 vol 313 c68

asked the Postmaster General, What answer has he given to the Petition of the auxiliary postmen of the Metropolitan District; whether these men, occupying such a responsible position, only receive an average pay of 4d. an hour while on duty; and, will he make arrangements to give the postmen a holiday on the 21st June?

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

A Memorial has been recently received from certain officers in one district of London, who are not on the establishment, with regard to the rate of wages. The wages are 18s. a-week for an attendance of eight hours a-day, which they accepted when engaged. The statements in that Memorial are undergoing examination, and no answer has been given. Any arrangements in connection with a holiday on June 21 will be announced in due course.