HC Deb 31 May 1897 vol 49 c1630

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the distribution of extra duty is confined solely to officers junior in the service, and on a low scale of wages; and, whether he will see that officers of experience, although on a higher scale, are also employed on overtime?


The Postmaster General is not aware of such an arrangement. The rule of the department is that extra duty should under ordinary circumstances be allotted according to its quality to officers of the rank to which such duty falls in the proper course of business.