EARL COMPTON (York, W.R., Barnsley)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General when the scheme of revision for the superior postal officials at Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds, and other provincial offices will be announced; and whether it is intended that the date of the application of the scheme to these offices shall take effect from the date of the last published scheme?
§ MR. RAIKES
The decision of the Treasury in respect of the three offices named has reached me, and will shortly be carried into effect. The detailed examination of all the large offices in the provinces has occupied much time and labour, and cases are being submitted to the Treasury as fast as circumstances permit. The dates of the application of the various changes will be fixed in consultation with the Treasury.