§ MR. COCHRANE (Ayrshire, N.)
To ask the Postmaster-General if he will state what reduction has been made in the salary of postmen employed at the post office, Saltcoats, Ayrshire, in consequence of the new gradation of wages according to the volume of work and the cost of living; and whether any such reduction will affect those at present in the postal service at Saltcoats or will only apply to new entrants.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton). In accordance with the recommendations of the Committee the maximum of the scale of pay of the postmen at Saltcoats, who are in Class 4, is 23s. a week. Existing officers are in no way affected. They will all go to their old maximum. The new scale applies to new entrants only.