HC Deb 25 May 1909 vol 5 cc1156-7W

asked the Postmaster General if he can now state in which class the Bolton postal district is included, the classes in which the various sub-offices in that district are included, with the names of those sub-offices where the maximum has been raised and those where it has been reduced?


The Bolton head office has been placed in Class III. in accordance with the recommendations of the Select Committee. The units of work at Bolton are 597, and cost of living as low as 92 (the average being 100). The sub-offices under Bolton have been placed in Classes III. and IV. with the following result:—

Maximum raised at

  • Farnworth
  • Breightmet
  • Chequerbent
  • Lostock

Maximum for new entrants reduced at

  • Bradshaw
  • Bromley Cross
  • Horwich
  • Little Hulton
  • Little Lever
  • Turton
  • Westhoughton.

No doubt my hon. Friend is aware that no existing postmen are affected by the reductions. They all go to their old maximum and obtain their share of all the other benefits derived from the recommendations of the Select Committee, e.g., improvements in stripes, Bank Holiday privileges, allowance for night duty, etc. These benefits apply to new entrants also.