HC Deb 26 April 1911 vol 24 cc1785-6

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that porters are employed at the Eastern Central district office on work belonging to the head-porter class and which was formerly performed by senior postmen and lobby officers; whether the maximum weekly wage of the porters now doing this work is 30s. per week, whilst the maximum wage of the senior postmen and lobby officers formerly doing identical work was 52s. per week; and whether he will take steps to promote porters to the head-porter rank so that the work may be performed by the class to which it properly belongs?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

Perhaps this matter could be most satisfactorily dealt with if my hon. Friend would arrange for one or two of the officers concerned to call on the Second Secretary of the Post Office, and discuss it with him.