MR. HERBERT (Buckinghamshire, Wycombe)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether it is intended to retain High Wycombe in Class 5 for purposes of scale of pay of sorting clerks and telegraphists; and whether, having regard to the fact that such classification purports to be based upon volume of work and cost of living, it is proposed to classify along with the smallest rural post office the office in a manufacturing town having no less than 130 chair factories.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON,) Tower Hamlets, Poplar
High Wycombe was in the old Class VI. for sorting clerks and telegraphists and goes, on the system of classification proposed by the Committee, into Class V. for sorting clerks and telegraphists. The cost of living is not yet ascertained.