§ Mr. NANNETTI
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state under what circumstances an officer in the Dublin Telegraph Office, who is No. 26 on the seniority list, has been promoted over the heads of fully qualified and efficient seniors, many of whom possess higher technical qualifications and have satisfactorily performed all the duties proper to the overseers' class; and whether he will 409W cause an inquiry to be made into the method of selection in this particular case?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
Of the twenty-five officers passed over on the occasion in question no fewer than twenty were disqualified by defective technical qualifications. The other five are in other respects decidedly inferior to the officer selected. Almost all the officers now passed over have been several times passed over in former years. I am satisfied that the method of selection was just and that there is no cause for inquiry into it.