§ MR. TULLY (Leitrim, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether a member of the family of the postmaster at Londonderry was recently supervised at Gravesend and Douglas, Isle of Man, by another member of the same family; whether this official was recently temporarily transferred to Belfast from Douglas, arid subsequently to Londonderry; and whether he can state the result of any inquiries that have been made into these matters.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
A daughter of the postmaster of Londonderry was attached to the Gravesend and Douglas post offices, of which her father was postmaster. She has been recently transferred temporarily to Belfast and to Londonderry. Although the Department does not generally regard it as satisfactory that an officer should have to supervise a member of his own family, I do not think it necessary to insist in all cases that a daughter of a postmaster should be excluded from her father's office.