§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Postmaster-General if, for purposes of comparison, the postmaster of Belfast recently obtained statements of the wages paid to employees from the principal business houses in the city; and, if so, would the Postmaster-General explain why it was stated by the postmaster of Belfast, before the Select Committee of Inquiry on post office servants, that he was not aware such comparisons had been made.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The statement by the postmaster of Belfast before the Select Committee was perfectly correct. He was giving evidence about postmen only, and he had made no inquiries and obtained no information for the purpose of comparison with the wages of postmen.