HC Deb 11 March 1889 vol 333 c1375

asked the Postmaster General, whether the staff of the Submarine Cable Company are to be placed upon the established staff of the Central Telegraphic Office; and, if so, as the maximum of a telegraphist in the Submarine service is £150 per annum, whether the Submarine Officers in receipt of their maximum will be placed upon the minimum scale of the senior clerks of the Central Telegraph Office (£150 to £190), to the detriment of the telegraphists of the first class of the Central Telegraph Office, many of whom have already been waiting two years for promotion from the maximum of their class £140; and will he take such steps as will prevent any injustice being done to officers who have Been many years on the establishment?


In reply to the hon. Member all that I can say is that in any arrangements that may be made for the transfer to the Post Office of the staff of the Submarine Telegraph Company care will be taken to prevent injustice being done to officers already in the service of the Department.