HC Deb 06 May 1897 vol 48 cc1593-4

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, why it is that the postmen of Nottingham, employed as they are in the eighth of the largest towns in the United Kingdom, are not placed on the first provincial scale of pay, and whether he will consider the propriety of placing the Nottingham postmen on that scale?


There are only three towns in England, Liverpool (including Birkenhead), Manchester and Birmingham, which are placed on the first provincial scale of pay. These towns have populations of 617,000 505,000, and 478,000, while Nottingham is under 214,000.