§ MR. JOHN CAMPBELL
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the male staff at Armagh Post Office has been reduced, and in consequence the working of both counter and postal duties has fallen upon a few men; and will he state whether the practice of withdrawing an officer for temporary duty without inviting applicants is to be repeated this 1004 season, and whether, in view of the depletion of the male staff, he will cause inquiry to be made.
I am aware that the number of male sorting clerks and telegraphists at Armagh has been reduced by one, by the substitution of a female for a male officer. At the same time, however, the staff has been strengthened by the employment of two additional female officers. I will have inquiry made as regards the selection of an officer for temporary duty.