§ Mr. COURTHOPE
asked the Post-master-General whether an overseer of Ipswich, with only ten months' service, has been promoted to assistant superintendent, Class I.; if so, with reference to this appointment, whether the claims of assistant superintendents, Class II., who have been serving in that capacity for years, were duly considered; and what special qualifications the promoted officer possessed above those of the assistant superintendents, Class II.?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The officer in question, who is thirty-seven years of age, and was promoted to the rank of Overseer slightly over two years ago, was in my judgment distinctly better qualified, both by capacity and experience, for promotion1382W to the vacant post than any other eligible officer at Ipswich. The claims and qualifications of all the eligible officers were carefully considered.