§ 37. Mr. ALDEN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state the total number of men in the Engineering Department of the General Post Office telephone service under the control of the superintendent engineer for the Metropolitan area; and whether he can say how many are receiving 26s., 27s., 28s., and 29s. per week, respectively, and the total number receiving under 30s. per week?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Hobhouse)
The respective figures are: 3,914, 487, 270, 439, 462 and 1,658. The figures relating to men receiving 26s., 27s., etc., include all those whose normal wage is as much as 26s. but less than 27s., 27s. but less than 28s., etc. In many cases the normal wage (covering the normal daily attendance) is increased by overtime. The figures refer to the adult staff of workmen and labourers.