§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people have been recruited to the Post Office in the past 12 months from outside Northern Ireland; and what was their perceived religion. 
§ Mr. Ian McCartney
I am informed that the hon. Member refers to recruitment to the Post Office within Northern Ireland. I understand from the Post Office that in the last 12 months it has not recruited anyone to fill a position in Northern Ireland who has recorded an address outside Northern Ireland.