HC Deb 13 March 1888 vol 323 cc1080-1
MR. CALDWELL (Glasgow, St. Rollox)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether the Government is prepared to withdraw the exceptional advantages of post officials at Manchester and other places, as regards the deduction of only one-third of the pay in respect of sickness, or whether the Government is prepared to place the post officials of Glasgow and elsewhere, where at pre- sent the deduction is one half, on a footing of equality with Manchester?

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

No, Sir; it would, I think inflict an undeserved hardship on a body of meritorious public servants if I were to withdraw the advantage from Manchester. But I do not see my way to extend it to Glasgow or other offices where it does not exist already.