§ 47. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction with the pay position of the grades represented by the Society of Post Office Engineers; when their pay claim was submitted for consideration; when action was taken on it; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mason
Yes; the Society's claim was submitted on 21st February this year; an increase in the pay of Executive Engineers and Motor Transport Officers, Class III, was offered on 2nd May and has been accepted by the society. The pay scale previously in force for those grades had been exceeded, age for age and almost throughout its entire length, by scales awarded in February to the respective subordinate grades by the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal. The settlement just reached has corrected that anomaly.