§ Mr. CHARLES DUNCAN
asked the Postmaster-General the number of assistant clerks at present employed in each of the Post Office Departments; the number of promotions of assistant clerks to the second division during the last seven years; and the Departments in which the promoted men had served as assistant clerks?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The authorised establishment of assistant clerks in the various Departments of the Post Office is as follows:—
In the last seven years the promotions to the second division have been as follows:—
Secretary's Office 81 Accountant-General's Department 31 Engineering Department— Engineer-in-Chief's Office 78 Superintending Engineers' Offices 265 London Postal Service 17 London Telephone Service 165 Savings Bank Department 265 Stores Department 209 Dublin—Secretary's Office 6 Edinburgh—Secretary's Office 2
Assistant clerks serving in the other Departments (except the Accountant General's Department, where they have been introduced only quite recently) are considered for promotion to the class next above them in their own offices, which is not the second division.
Secretary's Office 8 Savings Bank Department 43 Secretary's Office, Dublin 1 Secretary's Office, Edinburgh 1