asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that Messrs. Morgan and Allen, traffic superintendents, Dublin, are Englishmen who were officially transferred to Ireland in 1908; and whether, in view of the fact that they do not wish to be transferred to the service of the Government of the Irish Free State, he can make special arrangements to avoid transferring them against their will?
I am aware that Messrs. Morgan and Allen are Englishmen. They were transferred to the Post Office from the National Telephone Company in 1912 and were at the time stationed in Ireland. As stated in my reply to my hon. and gallant Friend of the 29th ultimo, I cannot at present make any definite promise to transfer these officers to Great Britain, but the matter is under consideration.