§ SIR JAMES WOODHOUSE (Huddersfield)
To ask the Postmaster-General when the post of assistant postmaster at the Huddersfield Post Office, which has been vacant since October 31st last, and respecting which he stated in April last he hoped to come to a decision very soon, will be filled up; and what is the cause of the delay.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The vacancy referred to by the hon. Member is one for an assistant superintendent on the postal side, and I have now authorised the promotion of the officer who is now doing the duties. The promotion will date from the beginning of the year. The peculiar circumstances of the office, where there is a surplusage of telegraph force, have rendered the filling of this situation unusually difficult.