HC Deb 24 February 1966 vol 725 cc142-3W
65. Mr. Blaker

asked the Postmaster- General whether he will give instructions that the wages of those personnel employed at the Premium Bonds and Stock Division, Lytham St. Annes, who are paid weekly shall in future be paid in envelopes.

Mr. Benn

The payment of wages in envelopes is one of a number of possible changes in pay arrangements currently under discussion on a Joint Study Group of Post Office and staff representatives and it would, therefore, be premature for me to give instructions as suggested by the hon. Member.

66. Mr. Miscampbell

asked the Post master-General when he received the letter in December, 1965, from the Secretary of the Civil Service Clerical Association Premium Bonds and Stock Division, Lytham St. Annes, requesting that staff wages should be paid in envelopes; and what was his reply.

Mr. Benn

I received the letter on 8th December. I did not reply direct. The writer's attention was drawn to accepted procedure under which representations from local branches of an association on such subjects should be channelled through the central body of that association.