HC Deb 23 October 1902 vol 113 c595
MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydvil)

To ask the Postmaster General whether the temporary and auxiliary postmen employed at the E.C. district office received the same pecuniary consideration for duties performed on 9th August (Coronation Day) as that received by the other members of the staff; and, if not, what are the reasons for the different treatment.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) Temporary postmen employed in the Eastern Central District on full duties received the same extra payment for their attendance on the Bank Holiday of 9th August as the established staff. On inquiry I fear that there has been some misapprehension as regards the payment of auxiliary postmen in the Eastern Central District for Bank Holidays, but I have received no representations on the subject from the men concerned. I am having the matter investigated.