asked the Postmaster-General what is the lowest rate of remuneration paid to postal and telegraph officers who have the responsibility of handling large sums in cash in the course of their duties.
Postal and telegraph officers are paid in accordance with an incremental scale which runs, in London, from 51s. a week at 16 years of age to 158s. at the maximum for men. In general, junior officers do not handle large sums of cash. The scales of pay for male postal and telegraph officers, and those for other manipulative grades employed in the Post Office, are at present under consideration by the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal.