§ Sir J. Lucas
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that retired Post Office workers who are re-employed during the national emergency are receiving less than the standard rate of pay now prevailing; and whether, in view of the fact that their superannuation pay is placed in suspense and that they are in effect working for less than half pay, he will bring their remuneration up to the standard of the other workers?
§ Major Tryon
The conditions of service for Post Office pensioners who accept re-employment during the present emergency are those laid down by the Treasury for re-employed Civil Service pensioners generally. My hon. and gallant Friend is, I think, under a misapprehension as to the effect of those conditions, and I am sending him a copy of a reply given on the 9th October by my right hon. and gallant Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the right hon. Member for East Edinburgh (Mr. Pethick-Lawrence).