§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
On behalf of the hon. Member for Waterford (Mr. John Redmond), I beg 941 to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, will he explain why there has been no revision of the Waterford Telegraph Department since 1890, and also no promotions since that date, and what is the cause of the delay?
§ MR. HANBURY
The Waterford Telegraph staff has quite recently been under review, and it has been found after careful inquiry that the staff was adequate for the work. The sanction of the Treasury has, however, been received for converting one of the second-class places on the women's side into a first-class place, so as to improve the relative proportion of the class. No recommendation for filling this place has yet been received from the Secretary of the Post Office in Dublin, but this has now been asked for.