§ MR. M'CARTAN (Down, S.)
I beg-to ask the Postmaster General whether among the 192 clerks employed at the Central Telegraph Office who are suspended from all benefits under the new scheme because they wore off duty at 4 p.m. on the day when an officer temporarily employed at that office was hooted at, are clerks of 20 years' service and upwards; whether these clerks have severally proved that they had nothing to do with the matter referred to; and whether, when the inquiry now proceeding is finished, he will compensate these clerks for the withholding from them of moneys earned under the new scheme, and which is now received by all their colleagues?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) Cambridge University
I have not yet received the Report of the result of the investigation which is being made, and I am not. therefore, in a position to announce what my decision will be when that investigation is concluded. I need not say that I shall be glad if the officers to whom the hon. Member refers are able to prove that they were not implicated in the occurrence. I have certainly no wish to withhold any of the benefits of the new scheme from any officer who was not concerned in the outrage to which the hon. Member refers.