HC Deb 01 December 1909 vol 13 cc502-3W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that the Parliamentary Committee on Post Office Servants inquired into the conditions of service and pay of postal servants, and that the Postmaster-General promised the House repeatedly that he would abide by the decision of this Committee and accept its recommendations in full whatever those recommendations might be, especially those having reference to remuneration, and that in paragraph 187 of the Committee's report a very definite and unequivocal recommendation is made affecting certain specially selected officers engaged on clerical duties in the Post Office, which recommends a transfer to the clerical establishment proper with the additional remuneration such transfer would involve, he would explain why the recommendation is not complied with; how many officers affected by the recommendation are there, and what is the approximate cost of giving these men the additional emoluments they are clearly entitled to under the Select Committee's recommendation; if any difficulty has been experienced in carrying out the recommendation, can such difficulty be explained, and what it is proposed to do to give the officers, so far deprived of the benefits of the recommendation, some recompense in case the Parliamentary Committee's decision unanimously arrived at cannot be carried out?


I beg to refer the hon. Member to my printed answer on this subject in reply to questions put to me in this House on the 25th May and 24th August last.