§ Mr. GOLDSTONE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the amounts which could be earned by a male telegraphist or sorting clerk and telegraphist for sixty hours' work in London and each of the five provincial classes, taking the mean of the prevailing scales and excluding any technical or language allowances; and whether he will give a similar Return for the female staff in the respective classes?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The earnings for sixty hours' day work on week-days in a single week by the officers referred to at the means of their respective scales would be as follows:—
If any part of the work were performed at night the earnings would be somewhat higher, attendance between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. being reckoned at time and a seventh.
Male. Female. s. d. s. d. Telegraphists, London 61 0 43 0 Sorting Clerks and Telegraphists—Provinces:— Class I 55 0 39 0 Class II 51 6 36 0 Class III 49 0 35 0 Class IV 46 6 33 6 Class V 43 0 31 6