§ Mr. JOHN WARD
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the sentence of Joseph John Elliott, at the Central Criminal Court on 27th June, to four months' imprisonment; whether the wages of this man were 12s. 4d. per week as an auxiliary postman; and, if so, will he state the number of hours worked per day with the number of duties?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
I am aware of the case to which the hon. Member refers. Elliott was employed on Post Office work at the wages stated in the question for two hours in the early morning and two hours in the evening. From half-past eight in the morning until eight o'clock in the evening—that is to say, during the whole of the day—his time was at his own disposal for private work.