§ MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)
asked the Postmaster General, Whether the Inspecting Telegraphist of the Northern Division of Ireland, Mr. Samuel Graham, has been promoted over the heads of many clerks of similar rank of long ser- 263 vice who are still awaiting promotion; whether the promotion was made on the recommendation of Mr. H. J. Sheppard, the Postmaster of Belfast; whether Graham holds his present position permanently, or only temporarily; and, if there be any objection to permit an inspection of the official Papers involved in this case?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
The hon. Member is misinformed. In the recent promotions at Belfast I did not promote Mr. Samuel Graham, whose present position as Inspecting Telegraphist is not a permanent one.