§ MR. P. J. POWER (Waterford, E.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he has received a Memorial from the people of Stradbally and district, County Waterford, asking that a Miss Finn should be appointed postmistress at Stradbally; whether it is the practice of his Department to meet the wishes of localities in the appointment of postal officials where consistent with efficiency; and whether he intends meeting the wishes of this locality by the appointment of the lady named?
§ MR. RAIKES
I have received the Memorial referred to. The practice of the Department in such cases is to select the candidate who is considered in all respects to be the most suitable both in the interests of the public and of the Post Office. In the present instance, I can only assure the hon. Member that Miss Finn's claims and qualifications shall be fully considered in connection with those of the other candidates for the appointment in question.
SIR U. KAY-SHUTTLE WORTH (Lancashire, Clitheroe)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether Her Majesty's Government have considered the Third Report of this Session of the Public Accounts Committee, upon the new arrangement of the Estimates, reducing the number of the Votes; and whether the recommendations of the Committee are accepted by the Treasury, and will be adopted in framing next year's Estimates?
§ MR. JACKSON
The Treasury has considered the Third Report of the 1796 Public Accounts Committee, and has decided to accept its recommendations, and adopt them in framing next year's. Estimates.