§ Mr. GILLETT
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the low wages paid by Macnamara and Company, contractors to the Post Office, so that workmen find it necessary to be on or about the premises for 84 hours in a week to earn £2 5s. 5d.; and if he will see that this firm observes the conditions of the Fair Wages Clause?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
I think the hon. Member refers to certain drivers of horsed vehicles who are not in regular full-time employment. Owing to the irregular incidence of the Post Office work on which they are employed, the case of these men presents considerable difficulty, and investigations have been proceeding for some time with a view to improve their conditions. I am assured, however, that the majority of the men concerned earn considerably more than 45s. a week.