HC Deb 29 June 1905 vol 148 cc535-6
MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that in connection with the last appointment to the class of clerks or overseers at Belfast the nominee of the postal superintendent was rejected at headquarters; and whether, in view of the statement of the superintendent of the senior sorting clerk that he had been recommended, he will say what action, if any, does he propose to take in the matter.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) As promotions in the Post Office are made by me, I have been requested by the Chief Secretary to answer this Question. I cannot discuss with the hon. Member the grounds upon which my choice of the officers best qualified for promotion is exercised. I am myself, solely responsible in the matter.