§ Mr. JOHN ROCHE
asked the Postmaster-General (1) in reference to the recent promotions in the Cork sorting office, whether he will state how many overseer's duties were performed by Mr. Wallace, promoted assistant superintendent, while he himself was in that class, 990W and had he been found competent in all of them; how many of the duties proper to the class of assistant superintendent had he performed at the time of his promotion; had the man whom he passed over been continually and capably acting in that capacity; and is he doing so still; also (2), how many years' experience of the ability of the members of the Cork staff the chief superintendent possesses; was he consulted in connection with the recent promotions; what was his recommendation in regard to the selections made and the passing over of members of his staff; how long has the present postmaster been at Cork, and who has been his confidential overseer during that time?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I am making inquiry with regard to these questions, and will communicate with the hon. Member.