§ Mr. AYLES
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to paragraphs 25 and 26 in the Southborough Report referring to postal servants in the manipulative grades; and whether the members of those grades which passed the qualifying examination in September, 1923, will be duly called up to the departmental clerical class?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The question of the appointment to the clerical class of unsuccessful qualified candidates from the Post Office limited competition of September, 1923—which was a competitive, not a qualifying, examination—will shortly be considered by the Departmental Whitley Committee which is mentioned in paragraph 26 of the Southborough Report. Twenty of these candidates were called up before that Report was issued.