§ MR. STEADMAN (Finsbury, Central)
To ask the Postmaster-General if he is employing Christmas supernumeraries in the London postal service at the rate of 3s. 4d. per day of eight hours, on duties which entail attendance at any period during the twenty-four hours, with a deduction of 1s. per day until a test in sorting work is passed; and, if so, whether he can see his way to grant these men the recognised trade union rate for the London district, of 30s. per week.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I am not aware that there is any recognised trade union rate with which the wages in question can be compared.