§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will supply a Return showing the number of Irish postmasterships given to English postal officials, and of English postmasterships given to Irish postal officials during the past ten years.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The Return suggested by the hon. Member would be misleading, since it would suggest a separation which fortunately does not exist between the Post Office Service in England and Ireland. By "English postal official" I presume that the hon. Member means a postal official occupying a post in England. If that is his meaning, many "English postal officials" are Irishmen.