HC Deb 20 March 1890 vol 342 c1252

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the Postal Authorities have made any, and what, arrangements for compensating parcel post men for the loss incurred by them under the Rule prohibiting them from the solicitation of Christmas boxes; whether, in certain cases, 3s. a-week have been given with this object; and how many men in the Parcel Post Department are in receipt of such increased wages in lieu of Christmas boxes?


As parcel postmen are not, and never have been, allowed either to solicit or to receive Christmas boxes, the question of compensating them for the loss of what, if they should receive, they would receive in spite of prohibition, is one which certainly has not arisen, and which, indeed, I should not have expected to arise. No parcel postmen are in receipt of increased wages in lieu of Christmas boxes.