§ MR. T. M. HEALY (Louth, N.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General, in view of the facts that there are eight female telegraph learners in the General Post Office, Dublin, qualified and doing regular clerk's duties, although not appointed, that all passed the competitive examination in 1891, and that three outsiders who were over ago and did not compete were appointed, to the detriment of the others, will he explain why present vacancies are not filled by appointing those who entered the Service regularly; and will their appointments date as from last year, so that no injustice may be done them?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
The facts are not as stated in the question. The number of telegraph learners is only five, not eight; only one, not, three, outsiders have been appointed; and when this appointment was made no one of the telegraph learners was qualified. At the present time there are no vacancies.