§ MR. CHARLES DEVLIN
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether be can state what action was taken with regard to the petition presented in February 1905 by the staff of the Galway post office, bearing upon the treatment of the staff, the scale of wages, promotions, and appointments; what was the nature of the Answer sent; and, if none, will he say why.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
In connection with this and other memorials asking for a higher maximum of pay, the Department has found it necessary to make detailed inquiries which are not yet completed. Meanwhile no Answer could be given to the Memorialists. The pay of sorting clerks and telegraphists will doubtless be considered by the Select Committee, and I do not therefore propose to deal with individual cases at present. I have recently sanctioned an improvement in the pay of the learners at Galway and elsewhere.