HC Deb 24 April 1890 vol 343 c1266
MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether Superior Officers on the minor establishment in the Post Office are allowed to openly compete for appointments on the major establishment in their own Departments; and, if not, why not?


Different appointments are entered under different standards of examination, and without a fresh examination a man who has entered the Service under one standard cannot pass to an appointment which is entered by another and higher standard. But, of course, no one, provided he is within the prescribed limits of age, is prevented from taking part in an open competition.