§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed at a representative meeting of the Belfast branch of the Postal Telegraph and Telephone Controlling Officers' Association expressing dissatisfaction with the present remuneration of controlling officers and urging the Postmaster-General to grant an increase of 20 per cent. on salaries up to £200 and 15 per cent. on salaries above £200, to be retrospective from March, 1915, in order to alleviate the financial position in which they now find themselves as a result of the continued increase in the cost of living; 821W and whether he will consider the advisability of meeting the moderate claims set forth in the resolution referred to?
I have received representations from headquarters of the association in question on the subject of the remuneration of supervising officers in the Post Office. The claim of Post Office servants in general for increased remuneration will be referred to the arbitration tribunal which is being appointed to deal with such questions during the War.