§ Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury in what Departments are the three conscientious objectors who have been promoted over the heads of civil servants who served in the War; and what were the reasons for their promotion?
§ Mr. PETHICK-LAWRENCE
The answer to the first part of the question is, two in the Post Office and one in the Inland Revenue Department. As regards the second part, the hon. and gallant Member must apply to the Postmaster-General for the reasons for the Post Office promotions. In the Inland Revenue case the officer owes his selection for promotion solely to merit.