§ MR. FIELD
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether some short time ago correspondence passed between the Treasury and the Post Office on the question of appointments in the surveying department of the Post Office; whether the Post Office put forward the view that these posts should be filled by men risen from the ranks and experienced in Post Office work, and the Treasury persisted in the view that these posts should be given to inexperienced young men successful in Higher Division open competitions; and whether he will state the ultimate arrangement which was decided on.
(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) There is no fixed rule as to the manner in which 941 these appointments should be filled, and, so far as I am aware, there is no difference of opinion on the subject between the two Departments.