§ MR. J. P. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
To ask the Postmaster-General if there will be a competitive examination early next year in Dublin for male learners; and, if so, how many vacancies will be reserved for postmen in the limited section.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) An open competition for six male learnerships in Dublin will be held in January. Postmen candidates will not in future have to wait their turn on the learner class, but will be allowed to compete for places as sorting clerk and telegraphist direct. There will thus be no places to offer to postmen until those who are now waiting on the learner class have received appointments.