§ MR. SUMMERBELL (Sunderland)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the case of an auxiliary postman of Chiswick named Arthur Wilson, charged with stealing some butter from a postal packet on 7th February, whose wage was only 13s. 3d. per week, out of which he had to support a wife, two little children, his mother, and two young sisters; and, if so, whether it is his intention to take any action with a view to increasing the rate of pay of such men.
THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. SYDNEYBUXTON,TowerHamlets, Poplar)
Wilson is a paperhanger and painter who was employed by the Post Office as an auxiliary for part of the day only, at the authorised rate of wages. The rates of wages paid by the Post Office are under the consideration of a Select Committee of this House.