HC Deb 05 August 1912 vol 41 cc2649-50

asked the Postmaster-General on what grounds the London Controller of Stores decided that the unestablished porters at Dublin who are performing the best work there were ineligible for promotion to the vacancies for third-class storemen; is he aware that the Controller of Stores has no personal knowledge of the Dublin men who were refused promotion, and that he did not call for any reports from the men's superior officers, and was therefore unable to compare their qualifications with the men serving in Great Britain?


The unestablished porters at Dublin have not been declared to be ineligible for promotion to storemanships. There were three vacancies for third-class storemen at Dublin, and after reports had been obtained one of these was allotted to a Dublin porter. The other two vacancies were allotted to men who were senior to any man at Dublin, including the man advanced. The unestablished porters in the various depôts of the Stores Department are, as my hon. Friend is aware, on a combined seniority.