§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
The total number of full-time Post Office employés is approximately 180,000. Of this number approximately 81,000 or 45 per cent. are in receipt of inclusive remuneration exceeding £2 10s. but not exceeding £3 10s. a week; 21,000 or 12 per cent. are in receipt of inclusive remuneration exceeding £2 but not exceeding £2 10s. a week; 18,000 or 10 per cent. are in receipt of inclusive remuneration not exceeding £2 a week. The third of these categories consists largely of juvenile grades. The rest of this category consists almost exclusively, and the second includes a large proportion, of persons who by reason of age and shortness of service have not yet earned a sufficient number of annual increments in their wages scale to bring their total remuneration over £2 or £2 10s. a week, as the case may be.