HC Deb 22 February 1915 vol 70 c11
19. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Postmaster-General the number of young women that have been taken on in the various departments coming under his control, from 4th October, 1914, who are working in the places of the men who have joined the Colours; and whether, in consequence of the increased cost of living, he will recommend an increase in their wages on the same scale as the various railway companies have done?


I am having inquiry made regarding the number of women temporarily employed in the Post Office in consequence of the withdrawal of men for service with the Forces and will communicate with the hon. Member. Certain improvements in the pay of temporary female substitutes are about to be granted.