HC Deb 05 May 1915 vol 71 c1113
41. Mr. WILES

asked the Postmaster-General if he has been in communication with the contractors as regards an increase in the wages of London mail drivers; and, if so, whether he can make a statement?


After consultation with the contractors and with the Board of Trade, I came to the conclusion that the wages of the drivers must be increased as a temporary arrangement in order to comply with the terms of the Fair-Wages Clause contained in the contracts. The contractors have now arranged to grant an increase as from 1st March.


Can the hon. Gentleman state the amount of the increase?

Captain NORTON

It will be from 2s. to 3s.