70. Mr. J. RICHARDSON
asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to reply to the request for arbitration in connection with the wage claim submitted to him by the National Joint Committee of Postal Associations on 5th October?
§ 73. Mr. TICKLER
asked the Prime Minister if he will allow the demands of the Post Office employés for increase of remuneration owing to the increased cost of living to be submitted to arbitration, which course would be acceptable to them?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I will, if I may, answer also a question of which my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport has given me private notice. His Majesty's Government have decided to set up a standing arbitration tribunal to decide during the War questions of wages arising between the Government and its civil employés. The claim referred to in the questions will be submitted to this body.