HC Deb 26 February 1891 vol 350 cc1688-9

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the scheme of revised scales of pay in the telegraph supervising classes, which he intimated last year, has been put in operation at Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, and other places; and whether it is proposed to extend this scheme to Edinburgh at an early date; and, if so, whether the scheme will be ante-dated to the time when it was given effect to at the other large offices?


In reply to the hon. Member I have to state that the Treasury has sanctioned the scheme referred to at the places enumerated. Certain questions have, however, been raised in connection with the scheme, which have led to a delay in carrying it out at other offices. I trust I may be able to remove these difficulties and obtain authority to carry it into effect at every large office. The suggestion made by the hon. Member in the last paragraph of his question is rather one for the consideration of the Treasury.