HC Deb 24 April 1890 vol 343 c1284

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the widespread feeling of dissatisfaction that prevails with regard to the system of political appointments in the Postal Service, he will consider the advisability of taking such appointments out of the hands of the Patronage Secretary to the Treasury, and of placing them entirely in the hands of the Department that is responsible for the efficient administration of the Service in question?


The Government are not in possession of any facts to show that any such widespread dissatisfaction exists; but if the hon. Member will bring forward any facts in support of his allegation, the matter shall receive the best consideration of the Government.