HC Deb 04 July 1907 vol 177 c868
MR. BARNES (Glasgow, Blackfriars)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a sub-office has been opened at Scotstoun, Glasgow; that the district served from this office was, until 1st July, part of the Glasgow postal delivery, the postmen being paid at the Glasgow scale, 19s. to 30s.; that under the present arrangement the pay is fixed at 18s. to 24s.; and whether, bearing in mind that the wages of postmen are fixed at the cost of living, and this has not been reduced by the alteration of postal facilities, he will take steps to see that the Scotstoun postmen arc paid at a rate not lower than hitherto given.

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Sydney Buxton, Tower Hamlets, Poplar)

There was a local demand for the opening of a sub-office at Scotstoun, which I was glad to be able to meet, and so to improve the postal facilities of the district. The postmen who formerly served the district from the Glasgow office were attached to that office, and were paid on the Glasgow scale, and their scale of pay will not be affected. The postmen who are now employed at the Scotstoun sub-office are on the same scale of pay as those employed at other sub-offices in the neighbourhood of Glasgow.