HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 cc81-2W
82. Briģadier Rayner

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the payment made to the sub-postmasters of Chillington and West Alvington only amount to £62 and £43 per annum, respectively, plus appropriate bonuses; and whether, in view of the manifold activities involved in their work and the fact that in return for this payment they have to provide the necessary office accommodation, lighting and cleaning, he will take an early opportunity of revising the payment made to these sub-postmasters and others going comparable works.

Mr. Burke:

The statements of pay for the two officers named are correct; including bonus consolidation addition, the figures are respectively £89 16s. od. and £63 13s. od. These figures, however, represent only the provisional minimum emoluments quoted for new offices at which the amount of business likely to be transacted is unknown; and they are subject to reviews, with retrospective effect, at the end of six months and twelve months, on the basis of actual statistics of business. Payments to sub-postmasters are based on a scale agreed with the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters; the question of a general revision of this scale is at present under discussion with the Federation.