§ MR. T. W. RUSSELL (Tyrone, S.)
In the absence of the noble Lord the Member for West Down, I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has received a Memorial from the inhabitants (of all denominations) of Hillsborough), County Down, praying that the daughter of the late Postmistress should be appointed to the post office; and whether, inasmuch as the daughter of the late Postmistress has performed the duties of the post office during the last three months in a completely satisfactory manner, he will grant the prayer of the Memorial?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
There were two candidates for the post referred to—Miss Ingram, the daughter of the late Sub-Postmistress, and Mrs. Mulvaney, who 954 had been employed for 12 years in the Sub-Office at Ballynahinch, also under Lisburn. The late Sub-mistress was called upon to resign in consequence of serious irregularities in her accounts, and of general carelessness in the performance of her duties. Under these circumstances I appointed Mrs. Mulvaney, who was reported to be of exemplary character.