§ MR. DAVID THOMAS (Merthyr Tydvil)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether, in recent appointments to post offices in Welsh-speaking districts, he has followed the promise given by his predecessor in 1886 of giving, when practicable, a preference to candidates having a knowledge of the Welsh language; and, if not, whether he will do so in future appointments?
§ MR. ARNOLD MORLEY
In appointing to post offices in Welsh-speaking districts it in my invariable practice to inquire which of the candidates possess a knowledge of the Welsh language, and to these a preference is given. This practice I propose to continue.