§ MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if the Postmaster of Waterford has recently been suspended from duty for repeated acts of intoxication; if the same officer had previously been reported to the Department by the Inspector as short of official cash; and if he will consider the state of the Waterford Post Office and its management?
§ A LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir H. MAXWELL,) Wigtonshire
The Postmaster of Waterford has recently been under suspension for intoxication, and, in the course of the inquiry consequent thereon, the state and management of the Waterford Post Office have naturally come under the consideration of the Postmaster General, who received urgent representations from the inhabitants of Waterford for his reinstatement. The Postmaster had not previously been reported for being short in his official cash.