HC Deb 18 April 1940 vol 359 cc1132-3W
Mr. Burke

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that messengers attached to the Ministry of Health in Blackpool are being paid only 44s. for a 47-hour week; and, in view of the increased cost of living, will he take steps to increase the wages of these men?

Mr. Elliot

The rates of pay of the un-established messengers employed in my Department at Blackpool are in accord- ance with those agreed for provincial staffs of the Civil Service generally with representatives of the staff associations concerned in February, 1939. As regards the latter part of the Question I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the hon. Member for Rusholme on the 2nd April.