§ Mr. HUDSON
asked the Postmaster-General why appointments to the class of overseer in the telegraph department at Newcastle-on-Tyne, which became vacant on 12th September and 16th November, respectively, have not yet been filled; and whether he will state the reason for the delay in filling these vacancies?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The vacancies in question were kept open pending the result of the trial of eligible officers upon certain duties of the overseers' class. They have now been filled.