HC Deb 15 July 1903 vol 125 c689
MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

To ask the Postmaster-General if he can say why the scheme for filling clerical duties in the Dublin and other offices by competitive examination amongst the members of the staff recommended by the Tweedmouth Commission has not been carried out; and can he see his way to bring the scheme into force at the earliest possible moment.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) The scheme mentioned in evidence before the Tweedmouth Committee was not adopted, so far as the clerical offices in Dublin and Edinburgh are concerned. The sorting clerks and telegraphists in Dublin are, in common with other officers of the Post Office, eligible to compete for clerkships in several of the London offices.