HC Deb 08 April 1914 vol 60 cc1975-6W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, although a communication was sent to the Holt Committee, they did not investigate the conditions and wages of the male cleaners; and, if so, whether he will look into the question with a view to raising these men's wages, seeing that the majority of local governing bodies pay their labourers 25s. a week with a weekly half-holiday, and male cleaners are only paid 21s. a week and receive no half-holiday?

Captain NORTON

The wages and conditions of service of male cleaners, which were not considered by the Holt Committee, are about to be reviewed, and an announcement on the subject will be made in due course.