§ MR. WEDGWOOD
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General at what rate the work of men specially employed to carry parcels at times of great pressure, such as Christmas, is paid for in town and country.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
In the case of London the rate of pay to casual assistants acting as postmen and porters in connection with letter and parcel mails was raised by me last Christmas from 20s. to 24s. a week, or to 6d. an hour. Sixpence may be now taken likewise as a fairly general rate for the provinces, but the payments vary according to local conditions.