§ MR. PIKE PEASE (Darlington)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will consider the advisability of issuing to those postmen who have served for twenty - one years, with unblemished character, a similar decoration to that granted to members of the Army and Navy after completing twenty one years service, and similar to the service badge granted to the various police forces throughout the country.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) Established postmen who have served for twenty years, with unblemished character, are entitled to four good-conduct stripes, each carrying increased pay of 1s. a week, awarded at intervals of five years. Moreover, after twenty-five years unblemished service, they are eligible, on retirement, for the award of the Imperial Service medal, granted by His Majesty the King. It does not appear to me that any further decorations or badges are needed.