§ Mr. FETHERSTONHAUGH
asked whether the husband of the postmistress at Dromod, county Leitrim, was appointed telegraph assistant at the Dromod post office without any previous postal or telegraphic experience; if so, what was she date of his appointment, and has he yet been pronounced efficient; whose duty is it to certify his efficiency; and, during the period he has been on duty without having been certified efficient, what arrangements have been made for the performance of the telegraph work at the office?
§ Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON
I explained the circumstances of this officer's employment in answer to a question put by the hon. Member on the 4th December last. The officer took up duty on the 12th November. During the interval before he can be pronounced fully efficient the sub-postmistress performs a part of his duties. She will not be sole judge of his efficiency.