§ Mr. BEAUMONT
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the remuneration accorded to rural sub-postmasters for looking after new rural telephone extensions is as low as £1 1s. per annum; and will he endeavour to ensure that adequate payment shall be made for this work?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
I would refer to the answer given to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Louth (Lieut.-Colonel Heneage) on 9th July. A readjustment of various items in the remuneration of sub-postmasters, including the telephone allowances, was recommended by the Industrial Court and has been discussed with the Federation of Sub-Postmasters, but it has not been possible to secure agreement.