HC Deb 23 April 1895 vol 32 cc1492-3
CAPTAIN HOPE (Linlithgow)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether 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?


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.