HC Deb 13 November 1918 vol 110 c2674

asked the Postmaster-General whether, having regard to the difficulty, expense, and risk of the cross-Channel journey at present, he will ask the Civil Service Commissioners to make arrangements for holding the next examination for General Post Office typists and learners simultaneously in Ireland and in England; and whether, in this event, he will advise that an examination centre should be established in Derry or Belfast for candidates from the North of Ireland?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Illingworth)

The competitions for appointments as typists are already held in Dublin at the same time as in London. I see no ground for asking the Civil Service Commissioners to extend them to other towns either in Ireland or in England. Competitions for learnerships are held at the towns at which vacancies exist.