§ MR. JOHNSTON (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether his attention has been called to the case of Denis Howe, driver of the mail car between Ballycastle and Ballina, County Mayo, who was found by the police in a house near the public road drinking, while the mail car was left without any supervision; and what the result of the case has been?
§ * SIR J. FERGUSSON
The incident above referred to appears to have 837 occurred on the 20th June of last year. Howe and several other men were summoned for being found on unlicensed premises drinking. He denied that he was there for that purpose, and stated that he had merely called to take up a passenger, and that he left his car for a few minutes only in charge of a passenger. The summons against him was dismissed. Howe has always borne a good character as a sober and steady man, and he is still driver of the mail car.