HC Deb 30 October 1902 vol 113 c1187

To ask the Postmaster General whether he will explain why the office of postmaster in the following Irish towns, viz.: Ballinasloe, Buttevant, Kilmallock, Kilrush, Kingstown, Lisburn, Londonderry, Newbridge, Roscrea, and Youghall has been recently filled by importations of English and Scotch postmasters to Ireland; and whether he will take steps to discontinue this system in future.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) These offices were filled by the appointment of the most suitable candidates. I have no information as to the nationality of any of the officers selected, and I see no reason for departing from the present method of selection.