HC Deb 19 May 1914 vol 62 c1779

asked whether the rule is observed in Post Office employment at Londonderry that half of the vacancies shall be filled by ex-soldiers and half by ex-messengers; and whether he will state the names and previous occupations of the last ten appointments made of postmen at Londonderry?


The rule referred to by the hon. Member is observed at Londonderry. The last ten vacancies for postmen at that office have been filled as follows: four by ex-messengers, one by an ex-sailor, one by an ex-soldier, and four by transfer of postmen from other offices. The vacancies resulting from these transfers to Londonderry have been filled as follows: three by ex-soldiers and one by an ex-messenger. If the hon. Member so desires, I will furnish him with the names of the postmen.

Colonel YATE

Will the right hon. Gentleman see that the promise to appoint a certain proportion of old soldiers is observed?


If the hon. and gallant Member will look at my answer he will sec that the proportion laid down—50 per cent.—is observed.