§ Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Postmaster-General whether the assistant-superintendent of telegraphs at the Admiralty has been superseded; and, if so, on what grounds the change has been made?
§ Mr. KING
asked the Postmaster-General whether it was with his authority that the assistant superintendent in charge of the telegraphs at the Admiralty has been superseded by a man who has had no experience of the special work; whether the man superseded has given every satisfaction to the Admiralty for many years; whether it is part of the policy of the Controller of the Central Telegraph Office to endeavour to secure the whole of the controlling positions in London for his staff; whether the change in question was made on the recommendation of an official who has been closely associated with the administration of the Controller; and whether he will reinstate the official superseded?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
With a view to affecting certain necessary improvements in the organisation of the Admiralty telegraph office, I have decided to strengthen the supervising staff, but for the present, at any rate, the officer in charge will not be changed. There is no foundation for the suggestion in the last part of the question.