HC Deb 11 March 1903 vol 119 cc373-4

To ask the Postmaster General whether he will explain why the 7s. allowanced sorting postmen in Dublin are withdrawn from the duties to which they were appointed previous to the Tweed mouth Commission, as sub-sorters, to do the work of wheeling trucks and the transferring of news baskets in the sorting office; and can he arrange that this work may be done by assistant and junior postmen.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) It was found desirable, in the course of the recent revision in the sorting office at Dublin, to arrange that certain postmen, who had allowances of 7s. a week merged in their wages under the Tweedmouth revision, should rotate on duties which included some work such as that described; and I see no reason for disturbing the arrangement.