HC Deb 27 August 1895 vol 36 cc884-5

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he is aware that there are a large number of auxiliary sorting clerks employed at the Limerick Post Office, all of whom have spent between four and five years in the service of the Department, during which period they have given every satisfaction in the performance of their duties, but will be compelled to relinquish their employment with the Post Office owing to their inability to qualify in the new programme of educational examination for sorting clerks' appointments, which only became necessary on the 1st of June 1895; and, in consequence of their long absence of over six years from school and lengthened connection with the Department, will he prevail upon the Civil Service Commissioners to issue the old examination papers to those deserving officers when they are about being placed on the Establishment?


The case of the auxiliary sorters in question is now under the consideration of the Post Office Committee of Inquiry, to whom they have appealed, and the hon. Member may rest satisfied that justice will be done.