§ Mr. CROOKS
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the men in the electric light department of the General Post Office, who were promised an increase of salary to commence January, 1908, have not yet received it; and will he make arrangements to enable these men to receive their long-delayed back pay?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The payment of arrears to the electric light staff, consequent on the ante-dating of their revised rates of pay from October, 1910, to 1st January, 1908, has already been carried out in a number of cases, and the settlement of the remaining claims is being proceeded with as quickly as possible. The amount of work involved is considerable, as it is necessary to make a week-to-week examination of the pay-sheets for each man concerned during two years and three-quarters.