HC Deb 09 February 1926 vol 191 c881W

asked the Postmaster-General in what circumstances a small section of supervising officers of the post office at Sheffield are paid on a lower scale of salary, than similar grades at Leeds, in view of the fact that the postmaster surveyor, the rank and file of the post office, and all other grades of the Civil Service in both towns receive the same scale of remuneration, irrespective of the volume of work?

Viscount WOLMER

The classification of head post offices for scales of pay depends primarily on the volume of business at the office, and on this basis Sheffield is in Class IB. The scales of pay for the rank and file classes are the same at all Class I offices, but there are different scales for the supervising staff at Class IA and Class IB offices. Class IA comprises only the eight largest provincial offices, including Leeds. At Sheffield the volume of post office work is considerably less and there are no adequate grounds for raising the classification.