§ Mr. MONTAGUE
asked the Minister of Transport the number of persons employed by the railway companies of Great Britain in all departments who are in receipt of a salary of £6, or over, per 276W week for a standard week of 48 hours, or less, of day duty; the number of persons employed by the railway companies of Great Britain in all departments who are in receipt of a wage or salary of £3 per week, or less, for a standard week of 48 hours; and the total sum involved; and, if he is not in possession of this information, whether he will take steps to obtain it?
§ Mr. GOSLING
The latest figures available relate to the week ended 24th March, 1923, and the total number of staff employed by the railway companies in Great Britain in that week was 681,778. Details of pay are available in respect of 681,247 employés. It is not practicable from the records in my possession to subdivide the particulars exactly as desired by my hon. Friend, but I have had certain figures taken out which, with his permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Following are the figures:
Salary or wages. Salaried staff £311 and over 160 and under.
On this basis of division the number of employés of both sexes and all ages are:
s. d Wages staff 120 1 and over. 60 0 and under.
In calculating these figures the actual salary or wage only has been taken into account, and payments in respect of overtime, night duty, Sunday duty, etc., etc., have been disregarded. The total sum involved is not known, and considerable labour would be entailed in obtaining the information.
Staff receiving £311 per annum or 120s. 1d. per week or over 13,209 Staff receiving £160 per annum or 60s. per week and under 421,262