§ Mr. ARCHDALE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that Thomas Price, recently employed as rural postman at Ballymott, county Sligo, has been discharged and replaced by a former telegraph messenger from another county; and whether, in view of the fact that Price had over four years' service in the Army and is receiving a small pension for disability contracted on service, he will find him further employment?
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
Mr. Price was employed by the Post Office for eight weeks in a purely temporary capacity. The duty on which he was employed was required for an ex-boy messenger retained in the service with a view to a permanent appointment as postman on reaching adult age. Mr. Price's name has been recorded for further employment if an opportunity should occur.