§ Mr. SITCH
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is in a position to state the result of his inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the recent unsatisfactory promotion in the Birmingham Post Office; and whether, having regard to the intensity of the feeling which has been aroused in that district, he will do everything possible to expedite the decision?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
I have made inquiries into the circumstances of the recent promotions at Birmingham, and in particular of the one referred to in the hon. Member's question of the 15th December. I am satisfied that in each case the promotion was made solely in the interests of the service without regard to any other considerations, and that the prospects of the men who had been on active service were not in any way prejudiced on that account.