HC Deb 13 February 1891 vol 350 cc614-5
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General, with regard to the fact that the First-Class clerks of the Savings Bank Department recently forwarded a Memorial to the Controller, requesting that they might be paid pro ratâ for compulsory extra duty, and were informed, in reply, that they would henceforth be relieved from compulsory extra duty, how many members of the Second Division of clerks, who are now compelled to perform extra duty, are paid less than pro ratâ on their salaries; and whether the same relief which has been granted to the First-Class will also be extended to them?


In answer to the hon. Member, I have to state that the Memorial dated January 30, to which he refers, is now before me, but that as yet no reply has been given to it. The answer which I gave to the hon. Member in this House on the 27th of January still holds good. The hon. Member will, of course, understand that fluctuations in business neces- sarily affect the attendance, and this would account for any slight variation.

EARL COMPTON (York, W.R., Barnsley)

Is it not a fact there is compulsory overtime all the year round?


There is extra duty at all times, but it does not fall on every one in the Department.