§ MR. SCHWANN
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether 264 he can state the number of postmaster ships and sub-postmasterships awarded in England not exceeding £150 per annum since June, 1897, and whether awarded to sorters, telegraphists, postmen, or persons outside the Department, and how many to each.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
There have been sixty-two such appointments to postmasterships in England and Wales since the date named, awarded as follows:—To telegraphists, 1; outsiders, 2; to the provincial class of sorting clerk and telegraphist, 34; to other officers of the Department, 25. Similar information as to sub-postmasterships is not available.