§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Postmaster-General, whether he is aware that for several months past six tem- 22 porary sorting clerks have been employed on full-time duties at the Belfast Office; and when he proposes to have their places, filled by established officers.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) This matter had already been receiving my attention, and I hope that it will be practicable at no distant date to dispense with the temporary force now employed at Belfast. A revision of the force of the Belfast post office is now under consideration and care will be taken, in accordance with the usual practice, to provide for the performance of the duties, as far as possible, by established efficers.