§ Mr. LINFIELD
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that, in addition to the ordinary duty of 48 hours per week, postmasters in residence on official premises are required to attend to the telephone at night for an approximate average of 70 hours per week at a very inadequate remuneration of a few shillings per week, he will consider the question of making other arrangements for this class of work or the granting of a fair remuneration based on the number of hours on duty?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull (Lieut.-Commander Kenworthy) on the 29th of May with regard to salaried sub-postmasters, of which I will send him a copy. The circumstances are similar in the case of the few postmasters who are still called upon to provide for the night telephone service. The present scale of remuneration is considered to be adequate for the work involved.