HC Deb 10 March 1887 vol 311 cc1733-4
MR. BEADLAUGH (Northampton)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether, in the promotion to a vacant Telegraph Inspectorship at Liverpool, two qualified candidates, one a superintending engineer's senior clerk of 20 years' standing, theoretically and practically eminently fitted, the other a second class engineering clerk with 15 years' service in the Telegraph and Engineering Department, and holding first class science certificates for telegraphy, magnetism, and electricity, are to be passed over in favour of a young man who entered the Post Office Engineering Department nine months ago as temporary foreman labourer, and who has just been gazetted without examination as "a skilled telegraphist;" and, whether this is in accordance with the ordinary practice of the Department regulating such promotions?

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

In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that the promotion to which he refers has not taken place; but, on a recommendation reaching me on the subject, I will give careful consider- ation to the claims of any officers who may be concerned.