§ Mr. KING
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the women clerks in the Accountant's Office, Dublin, have held a protest meeting against the appointment of Miss Rose to a position in the Agricultural Wages Board; whether he will give an assurance that junior clerks in his Department shall not be released to go to other Departments while senior clerks on the waiting list are disregarded; and whether he will issue an official explanation in each case of a preferential appointment causing discontent in his Department?
§ Mr. LYNCH
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a clerk of twenty-one months' service in the Savings Bank Department was transferred to the Agricultural Wages Board, Ireland, as a woman clerk whilst nearly 100 names stood before hers on the recognised list of applications for transfer; and will he say why, in view of the fact that clerks are constantly being released for work in other Departments, he does not release women clerks to fill the six existing vacancies in the Accountant's Office, Dublin?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
I would refer the hon. Members to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Dublin Harbour to-day.