§ MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether the decision of the Post Office, that in cases where an officer has performed the duty of a superior officer continuously for more than nine months lie shall, during the continuance of such employment, receive the difference betwen his own pay and the minimum of the class in which he is doing substitute duty, provided that such allowance shall in no case exceed £20 a year, is being carried out; will he explain why two clerks at Manchester performed assistant superintendents' duties for 12 months, but were refused the minimum salary of an assistant superintendent for the three months in excess of the time.
§ MR. ANSTRUTHER (for Mr. Hanbury)
The decision is being carried out. In the case of the two clerks at Manchester to which the honourable Member referred, it was under a. misapprehension that the decision was not acted upon. The matter is now being put right.