HC Deb 16 March 1891 vol 351 cc1057-8
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that, on a bill advertising a meeting of Parliamentary electors at Sunbury on the 11th instant and addressed by the honourable Member for the Uxbridge Division of Middlesex, and other Conservative Members of Parliament, it was announced that tickets for reserved seats might be obtained on payment of 1s. each from Mr. Trotter, Post Office, Sunbury Common; and whether it is in accordance with the regulations of the Service that postal officials and premises should be used for the advantage of a political party?


In reply to the hon. Member, I have to say that I am aware that no such meeting as he mentions was addressed by the hon. Member for Uxbridge Division and other Conservative Members, and that in matter of fact no such meeting took place at all. The Sub-Postmaster of Sunbury Common assures me that his name was inserted in the Bill to which the hon. Member refers without his knowledge or consent. The Bill was not exhibited in the Post Office, but in the Sub-Postmaster's shop.