HC Deb 01 March 1906 vol 152 c1313
MR. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster - General whether he will take into consideration the position, as regards pay, of the postmen employed within the area of the late Withington Urban District Council, recently absorbed by Manchester, and place them on the Manchester scale of wages; whether he is aware that, although the postal facilities within their area have been increased, their maximum rate of wages is 6s. per week lower than the Manchester maximum; and whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that a Question was asked on the 16th February 1905 on this same subject, and the Answer then was that the matter is at present under consideration.


The Question has been considered but no adequate ground has been found for increasing the present scale of pay at Withington. The whole question of postmen's pay will, however, be reviewed by the Select Committee which will inquire into the wages of postal servants.