85. Major WHITE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has now received any representations from Post Office officials with regard to overwork caused by the operation of the National Insurance Act; and whether he is prepared to consider the granting of a bonus to postmasters and others who have had exceptional stress in connection therewith?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The answer is in the negative, except that inquiries have been received from some sub-postmasters as to the remuneration which will be paid to them for the additional work. As I have already stated, remuneration will be given to them, but the basis on which it will be calculated has not yet been settled and cannot well be decided until some experience has been gathered of the amount of work involved. The payment ultimately decided upon will of course date back.