HC Deb 26 February 1914 vol 58 cc1936-7

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the increased -work performed by the Stoke-on-Trent postal staff, and the fact that the outdoor staff has increased by forty-five persons since the last classification; that the recent Board of Trade investigation shows that rents and retail prices have increased above the average since the last classification; and whether, under these circumstances, he will consider the advisability of a reclassification of the Stoke-on-Trent office?

Captain NORTON

The increase of work at Stoke-on-Trent has not been such as to warrant an alteration of the classification according to the standard at present in force. The whole question of the classification of offices will, however, shortly come under review in accordance with the recommendation of the recent Select Committee on Post Office Servants, and due regard will be paid in that connection to any exceptional increase in cost of living.


Will the sub-post office at Tunstall, which is within Stoke-on-Trent, be raised to same standard as the rest of Stoke-on-Trent?

Captain NORTON

The answer I have given covers the whole area of Stoke-on-Trent.