§ MR. J. P. FARRELL
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether any complaint has been made to him of the inadequacy of their remuneration by sub-postmasters in Ireland; whether any Departmental Committee has inquired or is inquiring into the matter; and, if not, will any such inquiry be undertaken.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
No such complaint has at present reached me. The question of the remuneration of sub-postmasters generally, especially at the smaller offices, has recently been under review and an improved scale of pay, including a higher minimum, has been brought into force. No Departmental Committee has inquired nor is inquiring into the matter and I do not propose to institute such an inquiry.