§ Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that liftmen entering the Post Office service after forty-five years of age are not permitted to become established hands and are only entitled to reach a maximum wage of 24s. per week, or 2s. less than a porter's wage; and whether he will consider the propriety of allowing them to be placed on the establishment, and thereby reach the maximum wage of 28s. per week?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I regret that I can find no grounds for making the situation of liftman in London an established one consistently with the principles which govern the establishment of appointments.