§ Sir W. EDGE
asked the Postmaster-General whether it is the custom of his Department, in engaging ex-service men for any form of work, to regard the term "ex-service" as reserved for men who have served in the Army as a profession and have left it; and, if not, whether he will notify the different postmasters that this restriction of the term is not accepted by his Department?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
The answer is in the negative, but I should mention that for permanent full-time situations in the Post Office preference amongst ex-service men is given to ex-regulars who served during the War. Postmasters have full1240W instructions regarding the employment of ex-service men, but if the hon. Member will let me have defails of any particular case he has in mind, I shall be glad to have inquiry made.