HC Deb 22 October 1908 vol 194 cc1323-4
MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)

To ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that a sorter in the London postal service has performed over eighty days duty, from the 1st January to the 30th June of the present year, on a superior class, and has just received pay allowance for seventeen days only, and that up to the 10th October he has performed an additional sixty days, for which he has not yet received any allowance; that this case is typical of others; and, if so, whether, in view of the Hobhouse Committee's recommendations, he will say what action he proposes to take in this case.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The recommendations of the Select Committee as regards substitution upon a higher duty have been adopted, and I shall be glad if the hon. Member will send me the name and office of the sorter to whom he refers, and I will look into the case.