HC Deb 24 July 1903 vol 126 c231
MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

To ask the Postmaster-General if he will explain on what grounds the wages et the sorting staff in the London offices have been raised to a maximum of £100 while the Dublin men's maximum is only £145; and whether, seeing that the annual increment of the London men has been raised to £6 per year while that of the men in Dublin remains at £5 4s., and that the Dublin men were supposed to be on the same scale as the men in London, lie can see his way to grant the same conditions of maximum and rate of increment to the Dublin staff.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain) The scale of pay rising to £160 a year by yearly increments of £6 applies only to the London staff, and no reason is seen for extending it to Dublin or any other office. The Dublin men are not supposed to be on the same scale of pay as the men in London.