§ Mr. SITCH
asked the Postmaster-General the extent to which employment of postmen is likely to be diminished by the proposed abolition of Sunday delivery of letters where that practice at present obtains; whether any men in the 1072W service will be displaced thereby; if so, the approximate number; and, if none, to what amount the average wage of postmen now employed in that service will be decreased, if at all?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
No full-time post-men will be displaced as a result of the abolition of Sunday delivery; but it will be necessary to terminate the services of a certain number of persons employed on Sundays only. The exact figures are not available. The average Sunday pay of postmen in the provinces is at present 4s. 5d. per week. The greater part of this will disappear. This sum is, of course, outside the normal weekly wages.