§ Mr. WHITEHEAD
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that applications were recently invited through the Post Office Circular for a male assistant at Tilbury sorting office, competent to perform full postal and telegraph duties, at a rate of wages from 4½d. to 6d. an hour; and whether such remuneration is sanctioned as a living wage and an adequate return for such duties?
§ Mr. BUXTON
For male assistants over 19 years of age the rate of 5d. to 6d. per hour was recommended by the Parliamentary Committee on Post Office Servants as suitable remuneration for the duties to be performed. The lower rates are paid only to younger male assistants. They are graduated according to age and qualification, as is usual in such cases.