§ CAPTAIN HOPE (Linlithgow)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether 1493 it is the case that rural postmen in Scotland, having in some instances to walk over 20 miles a day, receive, after 20 years' service, no more than 15s. a week; and whether, if this be the case, he will consider the possibility of giving to this class of public servants such a salary as will better enable them to maintain themselves and their families?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. ARNOLD MORLEY, Nottingham, E.)
It is certainly opposed to the ordinary practice of the Department that any postman should be required to walk 20 miles a day, and no officer after 20 years' established service would be in receipt of only 15s. a week. I doubt, therefore, whether there can be such a case as that to which the hon. Member alludes. If, however, he will let me know the particulars of it I will have inquiry made, with a view to the amendment of the conditions of the postman's employment, if necessary.