§ 79. Mr. Hutchinson
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the hardship suffered by officers in the cable and wireless service overseas who have not had their salary revised since 1929 and whose bonus has now been stopped; and if he will take immediate steps to restore the bonus, pending revision of salary.
§ Mr. Wilfred Paling
I understand that revised scales for the staff overseas recruited in this country have been introduced in agreement with the staff associations concerned. The new scales will have retrospective effect from 1st January, 1947, and the agreement will be implemented this month. Meanwhile the staff have received special interim allowances.