§ MR. NOLAN (Louth, N.)
asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is true that two members of the Belfast Post Office staff have, within a recent period, been under treatment for mental derangement, and that one of them has succumbed to the malady; whether it is a fact that the deceased was a man of irreproachable character, with 20 years' service; whether he was recently sent on special duty to Dunfanaghy, and placed in a subordinate position to a clerk of equal rank, but his junior by many years; and, whether he will cause an inquiry to be made into the circumstances of the case, with a view to discovering whether the mental attack, which ended in the death of this officer, was in any way attributable to the treatment which he received in his office?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)
, in reply, said, it was a fact that two members of the Belfast Post Office had, within a recent period, been under treatment for mental derangement, and that one of them succumbed to the 1363 malady. He made inquiries into the matter; and the medical officer had assured him that the unfortunate condition of the two men was owing to causes practically unconnected with their duties.