§ Mr. THURTLE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that auxiliary sorters are employed at the Inland Revenue Section, Mount Pleasant, for three, three-and-a-half, and four hours on six evenings weekly, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., at wages varying between 24s. and 30s., exclusive of State insurance deductions, and that many of these men have no other employment; whether he has received a petition from these men explaining their position; and whether he will consider at an early date the desirability of increasing the number of hours of their employment in order that they may earn an adequate living wage?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the question which he asked on the1788W 17th January last. The petition has been received, and is under consideration.