HC Deb 19 May 1896 vol 40 cc1683-4
MR. J. J. CLANCY (Dublin Co., N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether the salaries paid to the female clerks employed in the General Post Office, London, are much higher than those paid to female clerks in the General Post Office, Dublin, especially in the Accountant's Department; and, if so, what is the reason for the disparity between the salaries referred to, in view of the fact that the clerks in both places passed the same open competitive examination and perform work similar in kind and equal in amount?


The salaries of the women clerks in the General Post Office, London, are higher by £10 a year than those of women clerks in Dublin and Edinburgh. In Dublin the only lady clerks are in the Accountant's Department. This difference is maintained on account of the higher cost of living in London, and similar differences may be found between the salaries in force in London and Dublin in almost every branch of the service.