HC Deb 15 August 1882 vol 273 cc1833-4

asked the Postmaster General, What means are usually taken by the Controller of the Savings Bank Department to secure the fittest men for promotion; and, whether the safeguards against favouritism recommended by the Committee of Inquiry into the state of that Department in March 1875 are still in existence; if not, on what grounds the practice of consulting the principal clerks was abandoned in the case of the promotions announced on Tuesday last?


in reply, said, that the responsibility for the recent promotions in the Post Office Savings Bank rested entirely with himself. He had spared no pains to obtain information as to the merits of those qualified for promotion, and he believed that those who had been promoted were those who were best entitled to promotion.