§ BARON De FOREST
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that upon a vacancy recently occurring in the ranks of the sergeants employed in the doorkeepers' branch at the General Post Office, London, such vacancy was filled up by the appointment of a man from outside the service; and, seeing that it has been the invariable practice when such a vacancy arose to appoint the deputy-sergeant, will he explain why in the present case a departure from the usual course has taken place?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
It is the case that a recent vacancy for a sergeant in the doorkeeping branch, General Post Office, Headquarter Buildings, has been filled by the appointment of an ex-sergeant of the Metropolitan Police Force. The only deputy-sergeant at present employed could not be recommended to fill the vacant post.