16. Mr. F. HALL (Dulwich)
asked the Postmaster-General whether the same wages for overseers, telegraphists, sorters, and porters obtain throughout the London, postal service; whether, in the case of postmen, the wages vary according to the district in which they are employed; and if so, will he state how long such distinction has been in force and the reason for it?
§ Captain NORTON
The reply to the hon. Member's questions is in the affirmative. With comparatively few exceptions, however, these classes are employed in the centre of London where the highest scale of pay for postmen is in force. Postmen employed in the districts where lower scales of pay obtain are generally able to live within easy walking distance of their offices and their work is of a somewhat simpler character. Differentiation in the pay of postmen on these grounds has been in force for many years.