Mr. MacCALLUM SCOTT
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to a letter from the Assistant Postmaster-General to the hon. Member for the Northern Division of Norfolk, dated 30th December, 1911, stating that the Hobhouse Commission must be understood to have fixed the scale of salaries for the women clerks in the Post Office in respect of their average work; whether these women clerks have recently had certain of the simpler clerical or quasi-clerical duties hitherto performed by them taken away from them and assigned to a new class of assistant women clerks in the money order department; and, if so, whether, in view of the fact that by taking away the simpler duties he has raised the 1412W average character of their work, he will now consider the advisability of raising their salaries in accordance with the principle on which the Hobhouse Commission fixed their scale of salaries?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I fear that I can add nothing to the many statements I have made in the House on this subject.