HC Deb 01 September 1887 vol 320 c718
MR. CALDWELL(for Mr. HOBHOUSE) (Somerset, E.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether all the third class clerks in the Money Order Department of the Post Office have been for some years, and are still, receiving much lower salaries than third class clerks in other Departments of the Post Office; and, if so, what steps it is proposed to take to place them on an equality with the other third class clerks, and to recompense them for the comparative loss they have sustained; and, whether any appointments elsewhere have been offered to the clerks now in the Money Order Office that would benefit them without inflicting loss of seniority and position?

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

The Question of the hon. Member refers to the few clerks who still remain on the old third-class of the Money Order Office. It is not my intention to make any alteration in their salaries. Two of them have recently been appointed to other offices, and, as fitting opportunities occur, I shall be glad to promote the others, if duly qualified.