§ MR. NANNETTI
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he can explain why from one hundred and thirteen to one hundred and seventy-nine men were passed over in the recent promotions to the clerks' class in the Dublin Post Office; can he say what were the special qualifications of the selected men; and why the claims of officers, who had been acting as clerks for a considerable length of time and who had long service and excellent records, were overlooked.
The officers referred to were not promoted because they could not be certified to be the best qualified for the duties of supervision and control devolving on the class of clerks. The claims of all eligible officers were considered, whether they had temporarily acted as clerks or not, and I am satisfied that the officers selected were those best fitted for promotion.
§ [No answer was returned.]