HC Deb 13 June 1904 vol 135 cc1470-1
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that two persons, John Murray and Daniel Downing, who were not servants of the Post Office, were lately allowed to compete in the limited examination at Cork; whether this was contrary to regulations, such examinations being reserved for persons already in Post Office employ; and, if so, what steps he proposes to take to remedy the hardship suffered by other competitors who failed to secure the vacancies competed for, owing to Messrs. Murray and Downing being allowed to compete.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The hon. Member appears to be under a misapprehension. Both of the persons referred to had served as assistants at sub-post offices in Ireland for some time, and were eligible, under the regulations, to enter the limited competition in question.