§ Mr. THOMAS RICHARDS
asked the Postmaster-General whether a postman's position on the seniority list is taken as from the date of his entry into the service or as from the date of his Civil Service certificate placing him upon the establishment?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The seniority of provincial postmen is normally governed by the dates of their appointment as established postmen; but, if several officers are appointed on or about the same date, other factors, such as the length and nature of their previous service, are taken into consideration. In London all the postmen are on one seniority list, their positions being determined by the dates of their selection for the appointment of postman. The date of a postman's Civil Service certificate has, as a rule, no bearing on his seniority, the certificate being usually obtained in advance.