HC Deb 02 March 1886 vol 302 cc1754-5

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, with regard to the appointment of the postmaster for Bala, the memorial in favour of Mrs. Evans was forwarded to the Postmaster General early in January; whether, as the late Government resigned Office upon the 29th January, and their resignation was accepted on the 30th, this appointment was actually made after they had resigned; and, is it the fact that no intimation has yet been received by Mrs. Evans, or the gentleman appointed, that an appointment has been made?


In reply to the hon. Member, I have to say that the Memorial alluded to was dated 14th January, and was received by the Treasury on the 15th. The appointment to the Bala Post Office rested with and was made by my Predecessor, the late Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, I who resigned Office on the 10th February. I understand that an intimation has been received both by Mrs. Evans and John Williams informing them of the appointment of the latter. The Post Office Authorities report that they have no objection, so far as the Service is concerned, either to John Williams or to his premises.