HC Deb 13 May 1914 vol 62 cc1111-2
80. Mr. FIELD

asked when a day will be given, as promised, to discuss the Holt Report?


I am not able to state when the Debate on the Post Office Vote will be resumed. But I would remind the hon. Member that on the day already given to that Vote discussion was almost entirely confined to the Holt Report.


May I point out to the right hon. Gentleman—[HON. MEMBERS: "Order!"] Arising out of the reply of the right hon. Gentleman, as a matter of fact he promised the House—


The hon. Gentleman should put down a question, and not make a statement.


asked the Postmaster-General if, in view of the admission of the Holt Committee that registry assistants in the secretary's office, London, are a clerical class, he will favourably consider their claims for promotion to vacant third-class clerkships in the London telephone service?


Registry assistants in the Secretary's office have their own line of promotion; and I am not prepared to regard them as eligible for promotion to third-class clerkships in the London Telephone Service. Those appointments are filled by means of a limited competition, with the exception of a small proportion of the vacancies which are assigned to specially qualified assistant clerks.