HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 c36W
Mr. Logan

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that temporary postmen in Liverpool are working at the rate of 1s. 1½d. per hour or £2 11s. 5d. per week and are doing the work of established postmen whose pay is £3 8s. per week; and is he prepared to make an adjustment?

Captain Waterhouse

Temporary postmen have recently been granted a war bonus, which in Liverpool has increased their pay to 58s. a week or 1s. 2½d. an hour. The rate for established postmen quoted by my hon. Friend, which is also subject to a war bonus addition of 5s. a week, is the maximum point of an incremental scale of pay, and is not payable until at least six years' service has been given. I see no reason for making any further adjustment.