§ Major Neven-Spence
asked the Postmaster-General why the application of Mr. James R. Sutherland, an ex-service man with a 60 per cent. disability pension, for the sub-postmastership at Evie, Orkney, was not entertained; and whether his application for any future vacancies that may occur in the Post Office service in Orkney will be favourably considered?
§ Sir W. Womersley
Mr. Sutherland's application for the sub-postmastership of Evie, Orkney, was fully considered with due regard to the fact that he is a disabled ex-service man. The premises which he offered were, however, in an unsuitable position, at a considerable distance both from the pier and from the former office. The selected candidate offered suitable premises in a convenient position. Any applications Mr. Sutherland may make for future vacancies will receive due consideration.