HC Deb 02 March 1926 vol 192 cc1240-1
76. Mr. HARRIS

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will review the economic conditions of auxiliary sorters employed in the London Postal Service; whether he will state the average work, the hours, and the wages earned by them; and whether he will consider so arranging their conditions that they can get a subsistence wage?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)

The hours of attendance of auxiliary sorters mostly range from nine to 24 hours a week, spread over the period from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the rates of pay are from 1s. 3½d. to 1s. 4d. an hour. The point referred to in the last part of the hon. Member's question is one of several on which representations were made by a deputation from the Auxiliary Sorters' Association which was received on the 10th February. These representations are receiving consideration.