HC Deb 13 March 1913 vol 50 cc398-9

asked the right hon. Gentleman whether only 10s. on account has been paid by the Treasury to the sub-postmaster of Edinburgh and district for the sale of stamps under the National Insurance Act since it came into force; whether less than one halfpenny is the remuneration allowed for the sale of one pound's worth of these stamps; whether he is aware of the indignation amongst these sub-postmasters at the treatment they have received; and, if so, will he cause an inquiry to be made with the view of remedying their alleged grievances?

58. Mr. KING

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now able to announce what remuneration will be given to sub-postmasters in connection with the sale of national insurance stamps?

60. Captain O'NEILL

asked the right hon. Gentleman whether there is dissatisfaction at the scale of remuneration to sub-postmasters and mistresses for work under the National Insurance Act, such as the issuing of insurance cards and leaflets and the sale of stamps; and whether he will take steps to ensure more generous treatment?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

I have discussed the whole subject this morning with a deputation from the Sub-Postmasters Federation, and their representations are now under my consideration.