§ Mr. BYRNE
asked the Postmaster-General why the recommendations of the Holt and Gibb Committees, that foremen of the post office electric light staff should 640W be appointed inspectors, has not been carried out in the case of Mr. P. Juden, foreman of the electric light staff of the Dublin General Post Office; if he is aware that in May last this officer was nominated and passed the official medical officer for the appointment of inspector; can he state if Mr. Juden, by subsequently-entering with official permission the Royal Navy as an engineer, prejudiced his official prospects, and thus caused the suspension of his appointment and consequent retardation of his promotion; and whether he will, when Mr. Juden's appointment is again under consideration, take steps to ensure that Mr. Juden shall be given, should any question of age limit arise, the benefit of eleven years' Colour service to which he is entitled under the special extensions of the age limit applicable to ex-soldiers and ex-sailors?
Mr. PIKE PEASE
Mr. Juden has returned to Civil duties. He is eligible in respect of age for an established appointment as inspector, and steps are being taken to nominate him for a Civil Service certificate.