HC Deb 25 February 1904 vol 130 c966
MR. BELL (Derby)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will give the date and number of the Post Office Circular in which applications were invited for the postmaster ship of Castle Douglas; and if he will state the number of applicants for the position.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The vacancy was not notified in the Post Office Circular, as I filled it by the appointment of the Assistant Secretary to the Natal Post Office. This officer had been transferred to the Colonial service from the Post Office service in London; and, as he had gained much useful experience and rendered excellent service in Natal, I was glad to be able to comply with his application for reappointment to a post in this country.