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Highland And Great North Of Scotland Railway (Wages)

Volume 148: debated on Wednesday 9 November 1921

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asked the Minister of Transport, whether in Clause 67 of the Third Memorandum on Points of Interpretation, dated 1st July last, and circulated to the general managers of all railways on 22nd July last, it is provided that payment for the overtime of stationmasters and supervisors subsequent to 1st August, 1919, should be at the single hourly rate rather than on the previous arrangement of a percentage of salary and bonus on a commuted basis; whether the majority of the Scottish railway companies have paid on the new basis, less the amount of the previous payment; whether up till the present time the Highland and Great North of Scotland Railway Companies have declined to do so; and whether he is prepared to take any steps to get these companies to fulfil the terms of the instruction issued?

I have been in communication with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour. He is causing inquiries to be made, and will communicate the result to my hon. Friend.