HC Deb 06 July 1917 vol 95 c1484
1. Mr. BYRNE

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the wages paid to mail car drivers in Dublin; if he is aware that for drivers of double horses the wages are 23s. 9d. per week and for single horses 21s. 9d. per week for seven days a week, the men working from five o'clock in the morning till eight o'clock in the evening; and, seeing that the Board of Trade Returns disclose the fact that the cost of living has increased 106 per cent., will he see that these men are given increased wages?


I am informed that the wages paid to drivers employed by the firm which contracts for the conveyance of mails in Dublin are 24s. a week for pair-horse drivers and 22s. a week for single-horse drivers. I am inquiring whether these wages and the other conditions of employment comply with the provisions of the contract as to fair wages, and will write to the hon. Member.