§ Dr. SPERO
asked the Postmaster-General what is the minimum wage paid to adults, male and female, respectively, in his Department; and whether any difference of pay is made between ex-service men with pensions and those without?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The minimum pay for full-time Post Office employés 21 years of age ranges from 36s. 9d. to 52s. 6d. in the case of men, and from 31s. 6d. to 52s. 6d. in the case of women. The rates vary according to class and locality of employment. No account is taken of the pensions of ex-service men. The pay will be subject to readjustment as from the 1st of March under the sliding scale which is applicable to civil servants in general.