MR. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if the Limerick Postal Office has been deprived for some years past of four appointments, namely, two in the First Class clerks' service, and two in the Second Class; whether two First Class clerks have been absent from Limerick or six and four years respectively, at Mallow and Dublin, engaged on special duty, although their salaries are charged to the Limerick branch; and whether regular First Class appointments will now be made?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) Cambridge University
In reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that the Limerick Post Office has not been deprived of four, or, indeed, of any, appointments. It is the case that two First Class sorting clerks have for some time past been detached from Limerick for special duty, and the question whether in their room additional clerks should not be promoted to the First Class is now under consideration, and I hope to be able to announce a decision shortly.