§ MR. MOORE (Armagh, N.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he can state how many charge clerks there are in the Northern District of Ireland; whether the officer now in charge at Crumlin, County Antrim, is one of these, and receiving the allowance; and, if not, whether he will state why a charge clerk was not sent to this office.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) There is no class of charge clerks in the Northern District of Ireland or elsewhere. When it is necessary to send an established officer to take charge of an office he is selected from a list of suitable officers kept by the surveyor. In the case referred to by the hon. Member it is not necessary to employ an established officer.