§ Sir CHARLES SCHWANN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can see his way to grant to the first-class telegraphists in the six largest cities of the United Kingdom, excluding London, 59s. as maximum for their class, as is enjoyed by men of their class in the Metropolis, instead of merely 56s., as is the limit in that class at present, in view of the fact that there has been no rise in their maximum for twenty years, whilst rents and rates have increased, and the total amount involved is only about £4,000 per annum?
§ Captain NORTON
The wages of sorting clerks and telegraphists in the cities referred to by the hon. Member have been fixed in accordance with the recommendations of the Select Committee on Post Office Servants in paragraphs 258 to 261 of their Report. I regret that I can see no sufficient reason for reopening the question.