§ MR. JOYCE (Limerick)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that out of a staff of six officers employed in the postmaster inquiry office in Limerick three hold superior appointments, he will increase the superior appointments in the same proportion in the telegraph and sorting departments at that office.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
The officers referred to by the hon. Member act as the personal assistants of the postmaster for all classes of work, and include the chief clerk, who is practically the deputy postmaster. They are in no sense limited to the work of inquiry. I have made inquiry as to the requirements of the office, and there appears to be no necessity at present for increasing the number of superior appointments.