§ MR. GODDARD CLARK (Camberwell, Peckham)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that for a number of years the Civil Service Commissioners issued papers to the competitors for the position of telegraph clerks in London, promising successful candidates a prospect of a salary of £190 per annum, he will state the number of telegraphists in the Central Office, London, who are in the receipt of a salary of £3 2s. per week, and also the number of men who received this promise from the Commissioners who are on a scale of wage covering the prospect of £190 per annum.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) As regards the first part of the Question, the matter is in dispute and is engaging my attention; the figures asked for by the hon. Member would be misleading.