§ 44. Mr. BROOKES
asked the Postmaster-General what steps have been taken in connection with the request this 180 year for an increase of wages by the postal employés; and whether negotiations are still in progress?
An increased war bonus has been granted by the Government to the lower-paid servants of the Post Office. The details were published last month. This war bonus is payable to other Civil servants as well. The Post Office servants have expressed dissatisfaction, and I have informed them that, if they will send me a written statement of their case I will consider whether I should lay it before my colleagues in the Government. It is not a matter which concerns the Post Office alone. The wages of certain of the temporary staff of the Post Office have been increased independently of the war bonus.