HC Deb 03 July 1913 vol 54 cc2192-3
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.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware he told me that the matter was settled about a month ago?


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.