HC Deb 06 May 1924 vol 173 c254W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that dissatisfaction prevails at the Edinburgh telegraph office in regard to selections recently made for the acting list, 1924; whether it has been reported to him that the officers selected occupied positions between numbers 30 to 45 on the seniority list, passing over at least 30 officers; whether he is aware that many of those passed over have been on the acting list or have been temporarily employed on overseer's work; and whether, in the circumstances, he will call for a revision of the 1924 list?


I am aware of the circumstances to which the hon. Member refers. The Regulations provide that acting lists should be limited to officers from whom the selection for promotion will in ordinary course be made, and I am satisfied that none of the officers who have been passed over on this occasion for the acting list at Edinburgh is qualified for promotion at the present time. In the circumstances I am not prepared to call for any revision of the list.