HC Deb 23 June 1904 vol 136 c976
MR. BROADHURST (Leicester)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether the seniority of a new entrant into the Post Office is reckoned from the time of his entry into the office, the date of his Civil Service certificate, or from the date of his qualification in the preliminary duties required.

(Answered Lord Stanley.)The Question of the hon. Member does not sufficiently indicate the situation to which he refers or the means by which admission is obtained, viz., whether by competition or qualifiying examination. In the case of the former, the place in the examination usually governs the seniority; in the latter, the date of taking up duty.