§ Mr. LLOYD
asked the Postmaster-General why a postman who is not an ex-soldier and was medically unfit to serve in the War has been brought from another office to Dudley to do acting inspector's work when there is already available there a medically-fit senior and ex-service man qualified for the work?
§ Mr. HARTSHORN
The postmen at the head and branch offices at Dudley form one establihment on a common seniority list and have equal claims to be tried on higher duties. For this reason a postman normally employed at a branch office at Dudley is being tried on the duties of an assistant inspector at the head office. The fact that an officer was medically unfit to serve in the Army does not disqualify him for employment on higher duties in the Post Office.