HC Deb 28 July 1913 vol 56 c58W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will favourably reconsider the inadequate emolument of 10s. per annum paid to sub-postmistresses and sub-postmasters in village and town sub-post offices, having regard to the fact that in some cases the commission on the sale of £100 worth of stamps to the public-would amount to not more than one shilling?


If, as I presume, the hon. Member is referring to the payment in respect of work under the National Insurance Act, I would point out that 10s. was a payment on account, and that the ultimate rate of payment is still not settled.


asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the sub-postmasters throughout the Kingdom are dissatisfied at the continued delay in settling their terms of remuneration for work done under the National Insurance Act; and whether, considering these stamps have now been sold for over a year and negotiations with the representatives of the sub-postmasters have been in progress over two years, he will now take steps to obtain a definite decision on the matter?


The Treasury are not prepared to sanction any payment in addition to that already made on account pending the Report of the Select Committee on Post Office Servants. That Report will, I understand, be issued before the end of the Session, and steps will be taken to deal at once with the Committee's recommendation on this particular subject.