HC Deb 25 February 1887 vol 311 cc563-4

asked the Postmaster General, How many officers of the Post Office employed in English offices have, during the last 10 years, been promoted, appointed, or transferred to the position of surveyor's clerk, or acting surveyor's clerk, in the Irish. Post Office; and, whether these promotions, &c, are reciprocal between England and Ireland; and, if so, how many officers employed in the Irish Post Office have, during the same period, been promoted, transferred, or appointed to the position of surveyor's clerk, or acting surveyor's clerk in England?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

I have nothing to add to the answer given to a similar question in September last, and if the hon. and gallant Member desires I will repeat it. During the last 10 years five officers have been appointed from England to be surveyors' clerks in Ireland; and four from Ireland to be surveyors' clerks in England. One of those transferred to Ireland has since died, and one has returned to England; the others are still employed in Ireland. I am unable to furnish any information respecting officers temporarily employed as acting surveyors' clerks. Those officers are merely sent out when required, and returned to their respective offices when the services are no longer needed.