HC Deb 09 August 1904 vol 139 cc1551-2
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

To ask the Postmaster-General, if his attention has been directed to the position of assistant postmen at present employed at Glasgow; and, if so, will he say what steps does he propose taking with a view to accelerating the advancement of these men with over four years service to the establishment.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I am aware that there are several assistant postmen at Glasgow with more that four years service. As vacancies occur on the established force of postmen they are nominated to one-half of the See (4) Debates, cxxxviii., 1444. vacancies, the other half going to ex-soldiers and ex-sailors. I may add that during the past year about 80 appointments have been made to the class of town postmen, of which about 40 have been filled from the class of assistant postmen. I will make inquiry as to whether it is possible to accelerate the advancement to the established class of the assistant postmen of long service.