§ MR. LAWSON (St. Pancras, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether any steps have been taken to enable the City postmen to complete the day's work within 12 hours; and, when the new rate of pay for extra duty is likely to come into operation?
§ * MR. RAIKES
A scheme has been prepared for bringing the daily attendance of City postmen as nearly as possible within 12 hours. The change, however, will involve the employment of additional force to which it will be necessary to obtain the assent of the Treasury, with whom I propose to communicate as soon as I have been able to decide upon the details. The question of extra duty rates has been carefully examined by the Department, and I have now under consideration a proposal which I hope to be able to submit to the Treasury in a few days.