§ MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
To ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that the positions of sorter tracers are filled in Dublin by transfers; will he explain why a proportionate number of these vacancies are not reserved for postmen's limited competition; and can he arrange that postmen shall receive a share of these vacancies in future.
(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The fourteen vacancies for sorter tracers in Dublin created under the revision last year were advertised in the Post Office Circular, as it was desired to secure immediately candidates already holding Civil Service certificates as learners. No postman had qualified for such certificate at any of the recent examinations, but for future vacancies postmen will be able to compete with other candidates.