HC Deb 10 July 1888 vol 328 c882
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

asked the Postmaster General, Whether Mr. J. W. Cornwell, a sorter in the Eastern Central District Office, has been dismissed; and, if so, for what reason; and, whether this officer has served for over 10 years with an unblemished character, and has been employed upon duties of a confidential nature?

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

It is the case, as implied in the hon. Member's Question, that Cornwell had served 10 years; that he bore a good character; and that he had been employed on duties of a confidential nature. But his offence was a most serious one—namely, that of bringing false charges against his superior officers, and for this I felt constrained to dismiss him.