HC Deb 23 March 1891 vol 351 c1664
MR. H. S. WRIGHT (Nottingham, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he will explain why a number of letter carriers at Nottingham, who have been on the permanent staff about five years, are only receiving 21s. weekly, whilst others, who commenced their service at the General Post Office on the same date, are receiving 25s. or 26s. a week?


In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that the second class postmen at Nottingham, to whom I presume the question refers, are on a scale of wages rising from 18s. by 1s. a week to 21s. a week. On promotion to the first-class they would receive wages of 22s., rising to 26s. a week. The rate of wages for postmen employed in London has always been higher than that for postmen in provincial towns.