§ CAPTAIN NORTON
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that duties which have been defined as proper to the class of senior telegraphists and overseers at the Central Telegraph Office are frequently performed by men not belonging to that class; and whether he will consider the advisability of increasing the number of senior appointments at the Central Telegraph Office to meet the requirements of the service.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
So far as the Postmaster General is aware, it is not the case that duties which have been defined as proper to the class of overseers and senior telegraphists at the Central Telegraph Office are frequently performed by men not belonging to that class, though this does occasionally happen when there are more absentees than usual amongst the seniors. In present circumstances the Postmaster General is not able to entertain the question of creating more senior appointments.