§ MR. YOXALL
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if the recommendation of the inter-Departmental Committee on Post Office Establishments, with regard to auxiliary postmen, namely, 953 that Sunday duty should always be paid for at a rate and a-half, has as yet been carried out in all cases?
§ MR. HANBURY
The recommendations have not yet been carried out in all cases. They affect a large body of men and involved inquiries which have necessarily taken up a good deal of time, but the men will not suffer in any way from the delay, as the increased payments will take effect from the 1st April last.
§ MR. C. E. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he can now reply fully to the memorial presented to the Postmaster General on 6th August 1896 (receipt acknowledged on 8th September 1896), especiallly with regard to Clauses 1, 4, 5, and 8.
§ MR. HANBURY
If the Question refers to a petition from the town postmen in Manchester, concerning which the hon. Member asked a previous Question on the 19th February last, the Postmaster General regrets that he is not yet in a position to reply fully to the petition; unavoidable delay having occurred in the contemplated revision of the duties of the staff. But as the petition is in Manchester with the other official papers it is not possible to give a definite answer respecting the clauses named.