HC Deb 28 October 1919 vol 120 c505W

asked the Postmaster General whether he will issue instructions to all members of his surveying staff that careful inquiries must be made as to the wages and conditions of service in sub-post offices; whether periodical visits are made, during which such information can be readily obtained; and whether, in the event of the information proving that the wages paid are below a fair subsistence level, he will seek authority to pay a fair wage to every member of the class of sub-post office clerks?


Particulars of the ages, rates of pay and hours of duty of assistants employed on Post Office duties are already furnished by sub-postmasters, and these are subject to periodical verification by the postmaster, whose duty it is to see that the wages and conditions of service do not fall below the standard for shop assistants in the service of good employers in the same district.