HC Deb 09 May 1904 vol 134 c761

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, if, seeing the inconvenience to the sorting staff of the Post Office which is caused by the present system of paying salaries, he can see his way to authorising the payment of such salaries fortnightly as petitioned for by that body.

THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton

I have received memorials from members of the sorting staff asking for the payment of their wages fortnightly and also a memorial asking for payment weekly. There are difficulties in meeting the wishes of the memorialists; but I propose to go more fully into the question before arriving at a final decision.