HC Deb 07 July 1904 vol 137 c974

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the fact that the postmen employed at Limerick are not placed on an equal footing as regards pay with the postmen of other places where the work is the same; and, if so, will he give his attention to the matter, with a view of removing the alleged grievance.


Postmen's wages are regulated mainly by the cost of living and value of labour in the locality. The pay of the Limerick postmen is the same as at other places where the conditions are similar.


Arising out of that Answer, may I tell the noble Lord that the cost of living in Limerick is as high—especially in the matter of house rent—as in Cork. Will he consider this very real grievance?

[No Answer was returned.]