HC Deb 22 June 1915 vol 72 cc1049-50
20. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Postmaster-General if he can see his way to advance the wages of Post Office cleaners and others on the staff of his Department who, being adult men, in most cases married with children dependent upon them, are employed at weekly wages as low as 22s. and 24s. per week, having regard to the fact that it is now clearly impossible to provide food, clothing, fuel, and shelter for the smallest of families even on the meanest fare and in the poorest of homes with the wages referred to in any industrial town in the United Kingdom?


I am considering this matter, and I will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as I am in a position to do so.