§ Mr. WESTWOOD
asked the Postmaster-General if he can state the scales of payment made to sub-postmasters in Scotland, the official duties of the same, the usual items of expenditure connected with the running of a sub-post office, and if his Department will favourably consider representations for increases of the scale payments?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The details of the scale of remuneration for scale payment sub-postmasters — which is uniform for Great Britain—are of a complicated nature; but the scale gives at present to the lowest paid office in Scotland about £20 a year and to highest paid about £595. The duties may comprise any or all of the various classes of534W Post Office business. The main expenses (which are intended to be covered by the remuneration) are for accommodation, indoor assistance, and fuel and light. A general claim for a revision of the scale is at present under discussion with the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters.