HC Deb 29 July 1907 vol 179 c498

I beg to ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the Report of the Select Committee on Post Office Servants, whether, in view of the fact that the Committee have presented to the House a number of recommendations without fully giving their reasons in some intances, as, for example, paragraph 331 recommending low rates of pay for the 7,700 London postmen, he will afford an early opportunity for the discussion of the Report to enable the House to become better aquainted with the reasons entertained by the Committee for recommending low wages.


The Select Committee on Post Office Servants was representative of all Parties in the House; and, as the House recognises, went most exhaustively and carefully into the question set before them of the adequacy or otherwise of the remuneration paid to Post Office servants. The Committee have now reported for the consideration of the Government the conclusions at which they have arrived, and the Government will give the recommendations of the Committee the most careful and detailed examination. No advantage will be gained by the discussion of the Report by the House at this stage, nor, as my hon. friend must see, would there be any time for such a discussion this session.