HC Deb 16 April 1907 vol 172 c773
MR. COURTHOPE (Sussex, Rye)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether Rule 116 (iii.), contained in the book of rules for rural postmen and auxiliaries, is still in force; if so, why S. Smith, auxiliary town postman at Hawkhurst, Kent, has been deprived of his fixed Sunday allowance of 3s. 3d. during temporary absence from duty owing to an infectious disease; and, if the said rule has been altered or repealed, why the rural postal officials have not been informed of such alteration or repeal.


The rule is still in force, and Smith's wages were paid in full, but a distinction, which I think unsound, was made between wages and payment for Sunday duty. I have now directed payment to be made in full.