HC Deb 12 August 1889 vol 339 cc1016-7

I beg to ask the Postmaster General if, previous to appointing Mr. Cleary Postmaster at Knockaney, County Limerick, he was aware that this man was brought before the Magistrates at Bruff on a charge of assaulting a child nine years old, and was bound over to keep the peace for 12 months; and, whether, in view of this fact, Cleary will be allowed to hold the position of Postmaster, of which Mr. Guerin was lately deprived for being a member of National League?

* THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) University of Cambridge

I am having inquiry made into the circumstances brought under my notice by the hon. Member, and until I receive a Report from Ireland on the subject I am unable to express an opinion as to the action, if any, which I may think it necessary to take. I had, of course, no knowledge of any such circumstances as those alleged by the hon. Member when the appointment was made.