§ MR. R. PRICE (Norfolk, E.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether it is substantially correct, as stated in The Eastern Weakly Leader, of the 16th February, that, in answer to a memorial protesting against the appointment to a clerkship in the Norwich Post Office of a comparatively junior man over the heads of several senior and competent men, the Secretary to the Post Office replied that in cases of this kind seniority and long service did not count; and, whether this reply accurately expresses the policy of the General Post Office in regard to such appointments?
§ MR. ARNOLD MORLEY
In reply to a question put by the hon. Member for Norwich on Thursday last, I stated that in all Post Office promotions, seniority and long service are invariably taken into account; and no statement to a different effect has, I am assured, been made in reply to a memorial from Norwich or any other town.