83. MARQUESS of TULLIBARDINE
asked the Postmaster-General whether any extra pay is given to postal officials for the extra work entailed by the National Insurance Act, and whether any extra hands have been taken on; and, if so, whether this will be charged against National Insurance Act funds or Post Office funds?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
I beg to refer the Noble Lord to the replies given to similar questions on the 6th and 20th June, and on the 3rd and 11th of July. All expenditure incurred by the Post Office in respect of the work entailed by the National Insurance Act will be met out of Post Office funds, and will be recorded in the Post Office 401 Estimates against the National Health and Unemployment Insurance authorities.
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I am not aware whether any extra duty pay has been given, but allowance is made in the Post Office Estimates for all the expenses incurred by the Department under the Act.