§ VISCOUNT CURZON (Bucks, Wycombe)
asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is a fact that in October and February last clerks at the Central Telegraph Station were promoted from the second to the first class three years before they reached the maximum of their class; whether it is a fact that clerks of from 17 to 19 years' service have been waiting at the maximum of the first class for 13 months; and, whether there is anything against the ability or character of these clerks; and, if not, why this partiality is shown to one class?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
In reply to the noble Viscount, I have to state that the facts set forth in his Question are substantially correct. It will, I think, suffice to say in answer that in the one case there were vacancies at the time on the higher class; whereas in the present case there are no vacancies, and consequently no promotions can be made.