HC Deb 28 June 1880 vol 253 c958

asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is true that the late post office keeper at Baltinglass, county Wicklow, has been dismissed, or compelled to resign, in consequence of misappropriation of moneys received by him in his capacity as post-office keeper; whether it is proposed, on the recommendation of certain magistrates, and of the Lord Lieutenant of the county Wicklow, to appoint a near relative of the late post office keeper, who was in fact acting as his assistant when the alleged misappropriation took place, to succeed him; and, whether such appointment has actually taken place; and, if so, whether he will lay the Papers connected therewith upon the Table of the House?


In reply to the hon. Member for Wicklow county, I beg to say that it is true that the late post office keeper at Baltinglass was dismissed from his situation in consequence of being the individual who had misappropriated some money. The Treasury appointed to the situation a daughter of the late postmaster; and, following the usual practices in those cases, the character of the daughter and her general fitness for the office have been inquired into by the Post Office authorities. If it is found that her character and fitness are satisfactory, then the nomination will be confirmed; but I need scarcely say if they are otherwise it will not receive confirmation.