§ 73. Mr. RUPERT GWYNNE
asked what rate of remuneration has been fixed for village postmasters and postmistresses for the extra work and responsibility entailed by the National Insurance Act; whether, in many instances, the remuneration for the first Quarter reached the sum of 1s., and in others, when this reward was considered by the recipient to be inadequate, the sum has been raised to 1s. 8d.?
§ Captain NORTON
My right hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question, and I beg to refer the hon. Member to replies given to similar questions on the 1675 25th of November and 6th instant. In no case has payment been increased on the ground that the rate has been recognised to be inadequate.
§ Mr. GWYNNE
Will the hon. Gentleman say whether the additional shilling was not the sole remuneration that many postmasters and postmistresses did receive in many country districts for administering the Act; will the right hon. Gentleman answer that?