§ MR. DELANY (Queen's County, Ossory)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General under what conditions season substitutes are employed in Irish post offices; and, considering the number of learners fully qualified for appointment in Ireland, will he give these youths preference for substitute duty, wherever the necessity arises, over those who have no claims whatever on the Department.
So far as circumstances allow the plan suggested by the hon. Member is already followed. The substitute duties are as a rule given to qualified learners.