HC Deb 22 February 1892 vol 1 c883
MR. TUITE (Westmeath, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is prepared to take into consideration the case of the Irish sub-Postmasters with a view of increasing their salaries; and whether the person who fills the position is obliged to provide an office, stationery, twine, wax, &c., for which no compensation is given, while the salary in many cases is as low as £4 per annum, and the hours of duty 13 to 19 per day?


The salaries of sub-Postmasters in Ireland are regulated by the same scale as those of sub-Postmasters in the rest of the United Kingdom, and as the payments made under this scale are found to be sufficient in England and Scotland, it is not considered necessary to increase them in Ireland.