§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a junior assistant inspector of postmen has been for some time employed in the discharge of confidential and other special duties at Glasgow; whether the class from which this inspector was selected may expect that further selections for like promotion will be made from the senior officers of that class; and, if not, will he say why.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The assistant inspector of postmen in question has not been promoted. He has merely been charged with certain duties in connection with the preparation of a revision of the outdoor staff for which his experience and aptitudes qualify him in a particular degree. He receives no additional pay for performing these duties, and his selection for them involves no injustice to the seniors of his class, one of whom in fact is employed on the same duties as himself.