§ MR. SUMMERBELL
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General, if he is aware that the sub-office postman stationed at Thornley commences work at 6.40 a.m., and continues till 2.30 p.m., which completes his full day's work, and for which he receives 16s. per week; that he is then called upon to perform three hours extra very night from 6 to 9 p.m., and for which he receives the sum of only 1s. per week, or about ¾d. per hour; and, if so, whether he will grant this man an increase in pay, especially in view of the profit made each year out of the postal system.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Sydney Buxton, Tower Hamlets, Poplar)
I have called for a Report on this subject, and on its receipt I will send the hon. Member a reply.