HC Deb 04 August 1890 vol 347 c1752

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he is now in a position to state when the vacancies for first class sorters and overseers in the Dublin Post Office will be filled; and whether the increase of pay will date from the time the vacancies occurred?


The authorities at Dublin have not yet been able to report favourably upon the qualifications of the members of the classes next below those upon which the vacancies exist. The vacancies cannot be filled until such Report has been received. As regards the latter part of the hon. Member's question, the Postmaster General cannot promise that the promotions, when promotions come to be made, will take effect from the date of the vacancies. It will, I understand, be a question with him whether the earliest period from which the higher pay should take effect should not be the date on which the recipients proved themselves qualified for the duties to which the pay attaches.