HC Deb 05 July 1907 vol 177 c975
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether, in connection with the case of the postman acting as inspector of telegraph messengers at Salisbury, he will say if other men in the same office will be allowed opportunities of showing their qualifications for the proposed post by actually working upon the duty before the appointment is authorised.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I will make inquiry in the matter: and, if I find that any officers senior to the postman now employed show promise of being equally competent or any juniors more competent, I will direct that they be allowed a trial.