asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what is the rate of wages paid to a skilled electrician employed by the Post Office after seventeen years' service; and how does such rate compare with that of the wages paid by the Post Office or by contractors for the Post Office to unskilled workmen?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
There is no grade of skilled electrician in the Post Office. A skilled electrician might be on one of several grades, according to the nature and responsibility of his duties. The different grades are upon different scales of pay and there is no fixed rate of pay for a man of seventeen years' service. I regret, therefore, that it is not possible to answer the question as it stands.2335W