HC Deb 13 April 1891 vol 352 cc355-6
MR. J. WILSON (Lanark, Govan)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that the postmaster at Pollokshields has resigned his appointment; and whether, considering the hostile public feeling to the late appointment being in licensed premises, he will avoid this in filling up the vacancy?


I am aware that the Receiver at Pollokshields has resigned his appointment. As I informed the hon. Member in reply to his question on the 29th January last, I have made it a practice for some years past not to appoint licensed grocers in Scotland to such situations, except in cases where the exigencies of the Service render a departure from that practice necessary; and I shall be glad if I find myself able to meet the wishes of the locality in the present instance. The selection of a person to fill this office will, as the hon. Member is probably aware, be made by the Lords of the Treasury.