HC Deb 07 March 1887 vol 311 cc1400-1

asked the Postmaster General, Is there any foundation for the statement in The Daily News of 3rd March to the effect that the Secretary to the Post Office was presented with and received an address of sympathy from certain officials in the General Post Office in connection with a difference of opinion between him and the Postmaster General; whether this constituted a serious breach of discipline; and, if so, what steps does he propose to take to restore discipline in his Department?


The Secretary has, at my request, communicated to me the address to which the Question refers; and though I can not regard the proceeding as regular, I am inclined to attach to it rather an officious than an official character. I should be sorry to consider the matter as one of sufficient importance to war rant disciplinary notice. If I have to take official cognizance of it, I should consult the Head of the Government before determining upon my course of action.