§ Mr. WIGNALL
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that representations have been made showing that the cost of living in Chepstow and Lydney is very high; that the postal officials at these offices receive much lower wages than in many towns where the cost of living expenses is not so great; and what steps he is taking to remove this irregularity, in view of the many months' consideration given by his Department to this application?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
Representations in regard to the classification for scales of2590W pay of a considerable number of offices, including Chepstow and Lydney, have been made by the Union of Post Office Workers. The claims have been discussed with the union and will be further discussed as soon as the inquiries which were found to be necessary have been completed.