HC Deb 25 June 1908 vol 191 c93
MR. GRETTON (Rutland)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that in some cases under the new regulations Post Office employees who attend the encampments of the Territorial Forces will be required to pay more for substitutes at the Post Office than they would themselves receive as Post Office salary or wages during the period of the training; is he aware that no similar cases occurred under the Volunteer system; and will he so amend the Regulations that no employee under him will be a loser in excess of his pay from the fact that he attends an encampment of the Territorial Forces.


I am glad to be able to inform the hon. Member that, under the Regulations, as now authorised by the Treasury, the hardship indicated in the Question has been removed. No Post Office employee who receives special leave for training with the Territorial Forces will be required to pay towards the cost of his substitute any sum in excess of the amount of his civil pay.