HC Deb 16 May 1887 vol 315 c64
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether he is aware that five first-class appointments in the Telegraph Office, Dublin, which were sanctioned by the Treasury several months ago, have not yet been made; whether four similar appointments, caused by vacancies in same office, have yet been carried out; and, whether, considering the delay in declaring the appointments, the clerks promoted will receive "back pay" from the date on which the appointments were sanctioned by the Treasury?

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

I am aware that the appointments to which the hon. Member refers have not yet been filled; but I hope now to be able to fill them shortly. Whether the persons upon whom they may be conferred can be allowed to draw the salaries of their new posts from a date anterior to that on which they enter on the duties shall be considered.