§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether he is aware that a postman named Jackson, in Kilkenny, has been in the Post Office service over twenty years, and that his wages at present are only 12s. per week; and whether Jackson was given the increment of 1s. 6d. per year fixed by the new wages scale, which came into operation in April, 1897, on the recommendation of the Tweedmouth Committee; and, if not, whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the case, with the view of giving Jackson the wages to which he is entitled by the rules of the service.
§ MR. HANBURY
The rural postman at Kilkenny to whom the hon. Member refers was transferred on the 19th ultimo to another walk at that place, carrying wages of 16s. a week. His previous duty was not sufficient to warrant higher wages than 12s. a week.