§ MR. PLUMMER (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he will state when the Newcastle-on-Tyne telegraphists (of whom thirty-eight, with an average service of twenty-seven years, are still waiting promotion) may expect a reply to their petition having reference to their maximum wage and the need for an increase of higher appointments at Newcastle, which was forwarded to the Postmaster General in August last.
(Answered by Mr. Austen chamberlain.) The memorial in question has been of necessity held over for consideration in connection with a revision of staff at the Newcastle - on - Tyne post office. That revision is now almost completed, and the Postmaster General hopes to be able to answer the memorialists in a short time.