§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether the learners in the Post Office who competed at the examination held in July last will be regarded as primarily qualified when they attain the acquirements then in force for primary qualification and in force at the time the successful candidates were taken into the public service as learners, or will they not be registered as primarily qualified until they reach 483 the more extended qualifications laid down in the circular issued in February last.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The hon. Member must have been misinformed. There has been no change in the prescribed qualifications for learners since the early part of 1906.