§ MR. J. P. FARRELL (Longford, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that the office of senior postman in Longford is to be given to a man from Athlone, although there are a number of qualified local men to choose from; when this practice of importing men from other districts was resolved upon; and will he direct that this appointment be given to one of the local carriers who are applying for it.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
There is no intention of transferring a postman from Athlone to fill the vacancy at Longford. The vacancy should in ordinary course be filled by a soldier candidate, but at present there is none available, and a local rural postman has been selected.