§ MR. FELLOWES (Huntingdonshire, Ramsey)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether the appointment for filling up the rural post offices in North Huntingdonshire has been given to Mr. Grist, a tailor, living in another Parliamentary Division; and, if so, whether he can see his way to appointing some person who knows the postal requirements of North Huntingdonshire?
§ MR. MARJORIBANKS (Berwickshire)
The nominations to post offices under £120 a year in England and under £100 a year in Scotland are made by mo on my own responsibility, subject to the veto of the Postmaster General when the persons so nominated or the premises they occupy are considered to be unsuitable. The question of the advice I seek, or whether I take any advice in the exercise of this patronage, is a matter which concerns myself alone.