HC Deb 24 May 1894 vol 24 c1160

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has received a Memorial signed by all the members of the Dublin Letter Carriers' branch protesting against the proposed appointment of an official from the Parcel Post branch to a vacant post in the Secretary's Department of the General Post Office, Dublin; is the person proposed to be appointed a junior official in the Parcel Post branch; and has it been the practice hitherto to appoint a senior postman from the Letter Carriers' branch; if so, what are the reasons for the departure?


A Memorial has been received from post-men in Dublin appealing against the recent appointment of one of their own number to the post of messenger in the Secretary's Office. This Memorial is signed by 65 postmen out of a total number of 162. The postman appointed has been five years in the Service, and at the time of appointment was employed on Parcel Post duty. It has not been the practice hitherto to appoint to be, messenger one of the senior postmen. Postmen, indeed, possess no stronger claim to the appointment than members of other classes; and the case is essentially one for selection.