HC Deb 06 February 1929 vol 224 cc1793-4W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that there is local resentment at the appointment to the postmastership of Llanfair Post Office, Anglesey, of a candidate who has no know ledge of Welsh, no residence qualification, and no special fitness surpassing that of the Welsh-speaking applicants; whether there was no similar post in England or in an English district of Wales which could have been given to this gentleman; and on what grounds such an appointment was sanctioned?


The candidate selected for appointment at Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, was regarded as having the strongest claim of all the applicants. He has retained the services of a Welsh-speaking assistant who has been employed at the. Office for several years; and no difficulty has been experienced. or is anticipated, in dealing with any users of the post office who may be unable to speak English. The candidate referred to was not an applicant for appointment in any other part of the country.