§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Postmaster-General if he will state the number of sorting assistants appointed to 1357W London offices in the last two years who come from places outside London, including Ireland and Scotland, with die individual figures in each case?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
Open competitions for sorting assistants are restricted to candidates of 15–18 years of age who actually reside with their parents or guardians in the London postal area, or at places not far outside that area which are within easy daily travelling distance of the office at which they are employed. During the last two years 29 candidates who reside outside the London postal area have been appointed. None have been appointed from Ireland or Scotland.