§ MR. RAMSAY MACDONALD (Leicester)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether the men employed at the Post Offices of Leicester, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Birkenhead to meet the Christmas pressure are, under the new order he has issued, to be paid less per hour than in former years; and whether 1677 he would state the pay this year and that of last year at these offices.
§ MR. SYDNEY BUXTON
I beg to refer my hon. friend to my Answer to his Question on the 23rd ultimo with regard to the general basis upon which the rates for the Christmas casual force in the different districts have been fixed. In most cases the payments are increased. I am sending him a statement of the rates paid in 1907, and those to be paid this year at the particular offices to which he refers.