§ Mr. J. DAVISON
asked the Postmaster-General whether there are many vacancies for postmen in the Manchester district; whether, under the regulations, 50 per cent. of such vacancies should be given to ex-soldiers; whether the local Post Office authorities are retaining temporary postwomen as an alternative to filling the vacancies by the appointment of ex-soldiers; and whether he will cause immediate inquiries to be made and expedite the appointments as much as possible?
§ Mr. WIGNALL
asked the Postmaster-General whether five additional supervising appointments are likely to be made in the Bristol telegraph office at an early date; and whether, having regard to the importance of removing any ground for allegations of favouritism, he will instruct the Bristol authorities to take very special care in the examination of the technical and practical qualifications of the whole of the senior men on the telegraph side at that office?
§ Mr. PEASE
Five additional supervising appointments have been authorised in the Bristol telegraph office. The qualifications of all officers eligible for promotion are invariably considered with great care before a selection is made, and
SCHEDULE. PART I. Description of Merchandise, &c. Additions to the existing Tolls, Rates and Charges. (1) Coal, coke, and patent fuel. 25 per cent. and a fiat rate addition of 3d. per ton, irrespective of distance, subject to a minimum addition to the existing toll, rate or charge of 6d. per ton and a maximum addition of 2s. per ton. (2) Merchandise in Class "A" of the General Railway Classification (other than coal and coke). 30 per cent. and a flat rate addition of 3d. per ton, irrespective of distance, subject to a minimum addition to the existing toll, rate or charge of 6d. per ton and a maximum addition of 2s. per ton.
this course will be followed in the case of any promotions at Bristol.