§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
asked the Postmaster General, What were the wages of A. G. Moore and W. H. Warren respectively, who last week at the Central Criminal Court were sentenced to five years' penal servitude each for stealing post letters; and, whether he would be willing to furnish a Return of the letter carriers and postmen within the Metropolitan Area who, during the three years ending December 31 last, have been convicted of, or pleaded guilty to, indictable offences under the Post Office Acts, furnishing in each case the name (or initials), age, length of service, wages, date, and, nature of offence and punishment?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that Warren and Moore were in receipt of 23s. and 28s. a-week respectively, on a scale of wages rising by annual increments of 1s. a-week to a maximum of 30s. a-week. I am not aware that there is any precedent for such a Return as the hon. Member asks for; and I do not at present see that any useful purpose would be served by giving it.