HC Deb 23 July 1913 vol 55 cc2040-1
43. Mr. BARNES

asked the Postmaster-General if the Post Office Parliamentary Committee has had evidence on behalf of the temporary men in respect to the rate which should be paid, and if the Report of such Committee will contain a recommendation in respect to such rate of wages; and if it will be made retrospective as from the date when he had himself decided that the existing rate of wages was too low?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

As I stated in my reply to a former question of the hon. Member, on 2nd June, the question of the payments made by the Post Office to temporary men employed on a full duty was brought to the notice of the Select Committee by representatives of the staff. I am not in a position to forecast the recommendations of the Committee. It would be unusual for the application of any recommendations they may make to be made retrospective.