HC Deb 02 March 1905 vol 142 c167
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that twenty-five young men, ranging from eighteen years of age to twenty years; are employed to the indoor staffs at the Belfast office at a wage of 6s. per week; does he propose to give these young men any consideration; and, if so, when.


To ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the position of the ten female learners who are attached to the telegraph staff of the Belfast office with a wage of 5s. per week; and whether, in view of the fact that vacancies are not now being filled up owing to a reduction of the female staff having been authorised, he will consider the advisability of increasing the salaries of these learners.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The pay of the male and female learners at Belfast, to which the hon. Member refers in his two Questions, will be considered in connection with the case of the learners generally throughout the United Kingdom with which I am now dealing.