HC Deb 26 April 1888 vol 325 cc582-3
MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.) (for Mr. O'DOHERTY) (Donegal, N.)

asked the Postmaster General, Has the sub-post office at Carndonagh been filled. yet; have the Treasury recommended one Devers for the office; is it a fact that Devers resisted and obstructed. the Sheriff's officer in the execution of a writ against his goods, and that he has not yet settled with his creditors; and, had the insolvency of Devers anything to do with the delay in filling the office?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

I have had some correspondence with the hon. Gentleman on this subject, and I was in hopes he had received the information which he asks for. Mr. Devers was nominated by the Treasury in December last; but upon hearing he was in pecuniary difficulties at that time I deterred acting on the nomination until I was informed he had settled with his creditors, and was considered to be solvent. I was not aware till the hon. Gentleman's Question that Devers had acted as alleged in the third paragraph of the Question; but I have directed inquiries to be made on this point, and he will not be placed in office until I am satisfied about this matter, and until he has obtained satisfactory security and entered into the usual bond.