§ Mr. Banfieldasked the Postmaster-General the gross emoluments of scale payment sub-offices at the following stages: number of offices where the gross emoluments do not exceed£30 per annum; exceeding£30 but not£40; exceeding£40 but not£50; exceeding£50 but not£75; exceeding£75 but not£100; exceeding boo but not£150; exceeding£150 but not£100; exceeding£200 but not£250; exceeding£250 but not£300; exceeding£300 but not£400; exceeding£400 but not£500; exceeding£500 but not£600; exceeding£600 but not£700; exceeding£700 but not£800; exceeding£800 but not£900; exceeding£900 but not£1,000; and exceeding£1,000?

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§ Major TryonThe figures are not all available in the exact form asked for, but the particulars given below will perhaps suffice:

£30 a year (the smallest payment made) 201 Exceeding £30 but not £40 a year 3,732 Exceeding £40 but not £50 a year 2,258 Exceeding £50 a year but not £1 a week (£52 6s. 8d. a year) 494 Exceeding £1 but not £1 10s. a week (£78 10s. a year) 4,065 Exceding £1 10s. but not £2 a week (£104 13s. 4d. a year) 2,292 Exceeding £2 but not £3 a week (£157 a year) 3,085 Exceeding £3 but not £4 a week (£209 6s. 8d. a year) 2,201 Exceeding £4 but not £5 a week (£261 13s. 4d. a year) 1,482 Exceeding £5 but not £6 a week (£314 a year) 1,067 Exceeding £6 but not £8 a week (£418 13s. 4d. a year) 1,236 Exceeding £8 but not £10 a week (£523 6s. 8d. a year) 499 Exceeding £10 but not £12 a week (£628 a year) 142 Exceeding £12 but not £14 a week (£732 13s. 3d. a year) 40 Exceeding £14 but not £15 a week (£785 a year) 7 Exceeding £15 but not £20 a week (£1,046 13s. 3d. a year) 13 22,814 Sub-postmasters stand to the Post Office in the relation of contractors and their emoluments are determined substantially by the amount of Post Office business transacted. The sub-Post Office is normally conducted in conjunction with a private business.