HC Deb 13 May 1897 vol 49 cc388-9

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, could he explain why it is that Cork postmen are placed in the same scale of payment as the postmen of Limerick and Waterford, cities of only half the population, and in a lower scale than the postmen of several English cities with half the population; how many and what English towns and cities with a lower population than Cork are placed in a higher scale than that city; and whether there are any English cities and towns with the same population as Cork which are placed in the same scale?


The Postmaster General has received a memorial for better wages from the postmen at Cork, and as stated in a letter sent yesterday in the hon. Member, the subject is now under careful examination. A further communication shall be addressed to him as soon as possible. At such short notice the information desired by the hon. Member cannot be given to-day.