§ MR. HARRISON (Tipperary, Mid)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether the full rate of pension has been withheld from Mr. John Carey on his resignation of his duties as postman in and about Templemore, County Tipperary, owing to ill-health; if so, will he be prepared, in view of Mr. Carey's 24 years of faithful service, to recommend that he should in future receive the full rate?
§ SIR J. FERGUSSON
Counting from the date of his permanent appointment—namely, the 11th of July, 1868, John Carey had served only 23 complete years, and in respect to this period he was granted the full pension of 23–60ths of his wages. Prior to the 11th of July, 1868, Carey served for about 13 months in a temporary capacity; but this does not count for pension.