§ MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the Report of the Select Committee on Post Office Wages, paragraphs 43 to 47; whether the officer of the Post Office thus mentioned has, since giving his evidence before the Select Committee, been given a considerable increase to his salary; whether he will state the reasons leading to the additional emoluments being paid to this official after tendering such evidence; and, in view of the Report, what steps are to be taken to ensure efficient service in the Post Office Medical Department.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I have read the paragraphs referred to. As the hon. Member was informed in reply to a Question asked in this House on 29th April last, the increase in the salary of the chief medical officer was authorised, before he gave evidence before the Committee, on the ground that the salary was not considered to afford adequate renumeration for the duties of the post. The recommendations of the Select Committee will receive the most careful consideration.