§ Major ARCHER-SHEE
asked the Postmaster-General why female clerks and others in his Department, with a salary of less than £l per week, are called upon to pay 1d. for a receipt stamp on signing for their salary at the end of the month; and whether he can see his way to abolish this practice?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
Under the provisions of the Stamp Act, 1891, a 1d. stamp has to be affixed to a "receipt given for, or upon the payment of money amounting to £2 or upwards." As the monthly instalments of salary of the officers in question exceed this amount, I have no power to refrain from requiring them to affix the stamp to the receipt form.