§ MR. J. F. X. O'BRIEN (Cork)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that there are some female telegraphists in the Cork General Post Office who are still unappointed, although they entered the public service in 1893 and have held Civil Service certificates since 1897; and will he state what is the reason for the delay in appointing these fully-qualified telegraphists on the recognised staff of the postal and telegraphic service.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
It is the fact that there are two women learners in the Cork Office, whose employment dates since 1893, and who were granted Civil Service Certificates in 1897. No vacancies have occurred to which they could have been appointed, but their claims for appointment will be duly considered on the first available opportunity.