§ 31. Mr. CLYNES
asked the Postmaster-General whether persons who, prior to enlistment in the Army or Navy, were employed as Marconi operators will be allowed at some later date to enter the limited competitive examinations for wireless operators; and. if so. will the time 1341 spent during the War in wireless service in the Army count as qualifying for a future position in the postal service?
Vacancies for wireless telegraph operators in the service of the Post Office are filled by the selection of skilled telegraphists already serving in the Post Office. Certain tests are imposed; but no competitive examination is held. The number of vacancies is small, and there is no intention to offer appointments on the Post Office wireless staff to candidates outside the Post Office service.