HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 c536
38. Mr. SUGDEN

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that, owing to the low rates of pay offered to draughtsmen in the Post Office, Labour Exchanges are unable to supply applicants, even with little or no training; and, in view of this fact, if he proposes to make immediate in creases in the scales of pay of these classes in order to bring their pay up to the level of that paid by outside employers?


I have received an application for increased pay from the draughtsmen in the Engineering Department, and am making inquiries as regards the pay and conditions of service of men in corresponding employment outside the Post Office.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, as compared with what are known as engineers in corresponding employment outside the Post Office, these men are notoriously underpaid, and will he take that fact into consideration?


I will inquire into it.