HC Deb 14 March 1895 vol 31 cc1045-6
MR. J. C. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether it is the intention of the Cork postal authorities to send learners (unestablished officers) for special duty to Kin-sale or other offices in the south of Ireland during the approaching fishing season; and whether, in view of the fact that this class of duty has been satisfactorily performed by members of the Cork established staff, and that the established staff have regarded this change of duty as a privilege from a health point of view, he will state what are the reasons for departing from the established usage?


I am afraid that I cannot admit that the established staff at Cork have any ground for such a claim as the hon. Member puts forward on their behalf, but generally speaking, there is no intention of disturbing the arrangements which were made last year. In certain cases, however, it may be convenient to get the work done by means of unestablished skilled assistants who are in training for established places in the Department.