§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
One hundred and twelve pounds per annum is not a point on the London sorters' scale of pay. The efficiency bar is at 44s. a week,i.e., £114 15s. a year, and 4,402 sorters are in receipt of wages exceeding that amount. The number who now receive the maximum pay of their class is 2,089. The information asked for in the last part of the hon. Member's question could not be obtained without considerable labour; and I regret that, in view of the pressure existing in the Post Office, I cannot undertake to furnish it.