HC Deb 15 May 1912 vol 38 cc1136-7

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that since June, 1908, provincial first-class clerks of the offices of the superintending engineers in the engineering department of the Post Office have been eligible for promotion to the first-class of clerks in the headquarters office of the engineering department of the Post Office, that no promotions have been made from the provincial class for a period of eight years, and that no other outlet of promotion is available to those officers, he will take steps to ensure that the next vacancy for a first-class clerk in the headquarters office shall be filled by the selection of an officer from the provincial class of first-class clerks; and if preference in the matter of these promotions will be given to one class of officers to the exclusion of duly qualified officers of other eligible classes?


No vacancy exists at the present time on the class in question. Whenever one arises, I will consider the hon. Member's suggestion.