§ MR. W. T. HOWELL (Denbigh Boroughs)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the post office at Wrexham (population 50,000) is placed in the fifth scale of offices for postmen, but in the second scale for clerks; and whether he can see his way to remove this inequality?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. R. W. HANBURY,) Preston
The allocation of scales of pay for Postmen depends upon the size of the town in which the men work, the cost of living, and the value of outdoor labour in the locality; and the Postmen at Wrexham are included in the fifth scale. The pay of the Sorting Clerks is on the other hand regulated by the amount and character of the work performed, which varies, according to the size and importance of the place. No application respecting their wages appears to have reached the Postmaster General from the Postmen at Wrexham. Such an application would of course be duly considered.