§ Mr. HARMOOD-BANNER
asked the Postmaster-General under what circumstances the selection of telegraphists to the senior positions are made in the Liverpool district; and whether he is aware of the representations which have been made to his permanent officials in reference to the supersessing of a number of senior officials by juniors?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The selection of telegraphists at Liverpool for promotion to higher appointments is made solely with a view to the efficiency of the service. I am aware of the representations made by officers who have been passed over, but I am satisfied in each case that the officer was selected for advancement on account of his possessing the best qualifications for the higher duties.