Traffic Superintendents, Dublin.

Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Griffiths Mr Thomas Griffiths , Pontypool

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asked the Post master-General whether he is aware that Messrs. R. Morgan and L. G. Allen, traffic superintendent, Dublin, and assistant traffic superintendent, Dublin, respectively, have made several applications to be allowed to return to service in England; and whether he will give an assurance that these officers, who were transferred from England in 1908, will not be transferred either to the Government of the Irish Free State or of Northern Ireland against their will?

Photo of Mr Herbert Pease Mr Herbert Pease , Darlington

The applications by the officers mentioned have been received and placed on record. They will be considered when opportunity offers, but nothing can be done at present, as no officer of corresponding rank has applied for transfer to Southern Ireland, and there is no available vacancy in Great Britain. I regret I am not in a position to give the assurance asked for.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Martin Archer-Shee Lieut-Colonel Martin Archer-Shee , Finsbury

Are these men Englishmen or Irishmen; if Englishmen, ought they not to be transferred back to this country?

Photo of Mr Herbert Pease Mr Herbert Pease , Darlington

I quite see the difficulty, but I am not in a position to give the assurance asked for in the question.