§ 72. Mr. BARNES
asked the Postmaster-General if he is yet prepared to make a statement re temporary men's wages; and, if not, when he will be prepared to do so?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)
The matter is engaging my attention and will be expedited as far as possible.
§ Mr. BARNES
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware he told me that the matter was settled about a month ago?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
No, Sir, I do not think I said that. As the hon. Member is aware, these matters do not rest in the unfettered discretion of the Postmaster-General. The Treasury also has to be consulted.