§ MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)
To ask the Postmaster-General if he can state whether the maximum wage of the adult messengers in the General Post Office, London, have remained stationary for the past forty-six years; and whether the wages of porters and other classes have not been increased during the past twenty years.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The maximum of the salary of the adult messengers attached to the head-quarters offices of the Post Office is now 40s. a week, as it was in 1862, but the minimum has been raised from 21s. to 24s. The scale of pay of porters rises now to 30s. as it did in 1887, but the minimum has been raised from 18s. to 24s.