§ 40. Mr. HIGHAM
asked the Postmaster-General what are the units of work figures relating to the Hebden Bridge Post Office and the cost of living index number for that town adjusted to the common standards; and what are the units and index number necessary to place that office in Class III.
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Captain Norton)
The volume of work at Hebden Bridge now amounts to 44 units. No investigation has been made by the Board of Trade into the cost of living in that town, but judged by analogy with neighbouring towns the cost of living in Hebden Bridge is not above normal. According to the standard of classification in force 240 units would be required to warrant Class III. scales, but the whole question of the classification of provincial offices for scales of pay of outdoor force is under consideration.