§ 27. Captain CROOKSHANK
asked the Postmaster-General if he will state the reasons for the promotion of two conscientious objectors in the Post Office; and the number of ex-service men they respectively passed over?
§ The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Lees-Smith)
I presume the hon. Member refers to two promotions made in the London Postal Service in September last. The officers concerned were promoted because they were fully qualified and the best qualified of the eligible officers for the higher posts. There were no ex-service men senior to them who were not either on trial for other vacancies, or unfit or ineligible to fill the vacancies in question.
§ Mr. BENSON
May we have an assurance from the Government that the efficiency of Government services will not be interfered with to satisfy the prejudices of hon. Members opposite?