HC Deb 29 March 1912 vol 36 cc841-2W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will cause further investigation to be made into the case of Mr. John Drum, who was a candidate at Londonderry on 30th November last for the post of learner in Roscrea Post Office, and who states he was directed to attend and given an entry form, but the superintendent at Londonderry was not advised of the fact and refused to allow Mr. Drum to compete, and only eventually admitted him under protest and late, rendering the candidate confused and nervous; and will he see if any redress can be afforded Mr. Drum, who at the previous examination had obtained second place?


This matter was fully investigated at the time. Although his name did not appear in the list of candidates supplied by the Civil Service Commission there was no hesitation in admitting Mr. Drum to the examination, and arrangements were quickly made which enabled him to begin work at the same time as the other candidates. I find no reason to think that the omission of his name from the list of candidates had any effect on the result of the competition.