HC Deb 27 November 1912 vol 44 c1306W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the rate of remuneration for time-expired men of the Navy and Army who are allowed to enter the postal service is fixed at 14s. 6d. per week; and, if so, whether, having regard to the circumstances in which they enter the service, he will consider the propriety of fixing the I initial rate on a standard more nearly approaching to a living wage?


A man paid at 14s. 6d. a week would be doing only a part-time duty. For a full-time postman, the initial rate in the case of ex-soldiers and sailors is considerably higher. In I London it is 24s. 6d.; in Edinburgh, 23s. 6d. As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, the whole question of Post Office wages is now under the consideration of a Select Committee of this House.