§ Mr. STEADMAN
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that a scale of wages to govern the electric light employés in his Department has been submitted by the executive of the association to which the men belong, he is in a position to signify his acceptance of the rates; and, if not, will he state the grounds upon which his objection to the rates is based?
§ Mr. BUXTON
The Select Committee on Post Office Servants recommended (paragraph 598 of Report) that, as regards the electric light staff, the Post Office should pay the wages and observe the conditions of service which are from time to time agreed upon in the various districts by the organised masters and men. Inquiries on the subject are proceeding, and I hope the matter will soon be settled.