§ 71. Mr. MONTAGUE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that disabled and overseas ex-service temporary clerks employed in his Department have been excluded from appointments to the permanent unestablished clerical class; that non-disabled ex-service temporary clerks and ex-service temporary clerks who did not serve overseas have been appointed to posts in this class; and that the non-selected officers have served in all cases for many years as temporary clerks and are regarded as thoroughly efficient to perform the duties of their grade; and whether, in view of the regulations issued governing the selection of ex-service temporary clerks for posts in the permanent unestablished clerical class, which provide for preference to be given to disabled and overseas men, he will say what steps it is proposed to take to appoint the officers concerned to the posts from which they have been excluded?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir W. Mitchell-Thomson)
I am satisfied that the instructions on the subject of the selection of temporary clerks for permanent non-pensionable posts have been strictly observed in the Post Office. The only non-disabled home-service man who has been appointed to a "P" post in the Post Office had been successful in the Lytton Competition for established appointments, but had been rejected on medical grounds.