HC Deb 25 February 1904 vol 130 cc1002-3

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he will explain why a junior clerk was recently promoted to the rank of first class assistant superintendent in Dublin over the heads of those senior to him on the clerks' class and over the second class assistant superintendents, seeing that the promoted officer has practically no experience of the Dublin Office and has seldom performed supervising duties there.


None of the officers on the second class of assistant superintendents in the Dublin sorting office could be certified to possess the qualifications necessary for promotion to the more important post of first class assistant superintendent. I selected an officer who was not only exceptionally well fitted for promotion, but better qualified then any of those who stood above him. This officer had long experience, although a comparatively short part of his service was in the Dublin Office; and I am satisfied that his promotion was fully justified in the interest of the public service.