§ Mr. WILES
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention had been called to the fact that an officer who was recently promoted to the rank of assistant controller in the Central Telegraph Office.at the age of sixty-one years was now to be retired from the service, as he had been medically certified as unfit for further duty; and whether, in view of the strain now involved in a life of telegraph service, he would, in the interests of the whole staff, reconsider the advisability of retaining or promoting such officers after sixty years of age?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
No, Sir. I see in the unfortunate illness of the officer in question nothing suggesting the necessity of reconsidering the present practice in regard to the retirement of officers of sixty years of age and over.