§ Mr. HUDSON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that at New-castle-on-Tyne certain promotions have been made without any notification and without inviting applications for the posts from the postmen's staff; and whether he will issue instructions that in future no promotions be made without advertising the positions and inviting applications?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
Several additional supervising posts were recently1840W created on the postmen's establishment at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Particulars were at once notified to the staff, and it was open to any officer to apply for any of the vacant positions. The claims of all the eligible officers were reviewed in order of seniority before the promotions were made; so that no member of the staff suffered as a result of not applying for the posts.