HC Deb 05 February 1926 vol 191 c505W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that Mr. A. 0. H. Wild, Wintehurch, Shropshire, applied for a vacant overseership at his own office, and that when the appointment was filled from Colwyn Bay he applied for a reciprocal appointment, which application was also rejected; that Mr. Wild is the senior sorting clerk and telegraphist at Whitchurch, and that he was selected for interview prior to the appointment being made; that Mr. Wild has had 25 years' service, and has acted in the absence of the postmaster or overseer over a period of 14 years, and during the period of vacancy, from 6th October, 1924, to 7th March, 1925, which was an exceptionally heavy period; and whether he will take steps to secure that Mr. Wild's application for an overseership shall be favourably re-considered?

Viscount WOLMER

I am aware of the circumstances. Mr. Wild was not considered suitable for promotion to an overseership at the time. His claims to promotion to future vacancies for which he may be eligible will fall to be dealt with under the promotion procedure laid down by the National Whitley Council.