§ MR. CONWAY(for Mr. NOLAN) (Louth, N.)
asked the Postmaster General, How many officers from English offices have been appointed, during the last ten years, to the position of surveyor's clerk or acting surveyor's clerk in Ireland; how many such officers are still in such capacities in Ireland; whether these promotions in the Post Office Service are reciprocal between Ireland and England; and, if so, how many officers from Irish offices have been transferred to England as surveyors' clerks or acting surveyors' clerks during the same period; and, how many Irish officers are at present in such positions in England?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir HENRY HOLLAND) (Hampstead)
(who replied) said: I am asked by the Postmaster General to say that he finds that during the past 10 years five gentlemen from offices in England were appointed to be surveyors' clerks in Ireland, and four from offices in Ireland to be surveyors' clerks in England. One of the five has since died and one has returned to England, so three remain in Ireland. The Postmaster General is not able to give the detailed information respecting officers temporarily employed as acting surveyors' clerks, as these officers are merely sent out when required, and return to their respective offices when their services are no longer needed.