HC Deb 11 May 1908 vol 188 c730
MR. SOARES (Devonshire, Barnstaple)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether the pay of existing auxiliary rural postmen on Bank Holidays has been reduced owing to the Hobhouse Report; and, if so, by how much, and for what reason.


Auxiliary rural postmen are treated in accordance with the recommendation in Paragraph 34 of the Report of the Select Committee on Post Office servants that: "Any officer who works on Bank Holiday should receive a day's leave in lieu, and that every postal servant, whether he works on Bank Holiday or not, should receive the full ordinary week's pay for the week in which the Bank Holiday falls, that if the time worked on Bank Holiday, reckoned at time and a half, exceeds the officer's normal duty on that day, the excess should be paid for at single rate and added to the normal week's pay."