HC Deb 21 July 1893 vol 15 c198
MR. COLLERY (Sligo, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether complaints have reached him of the conduct of an official, named Sampson, engaged in the Sligo Post Office; is he aware that Sampson was publicly charged with proselytising his servant girl, a Roman Catholic, named Dixon, and that, in connection with this charge, Sampson instituted an action for libel against two Roman Catholic clergymen as well as the proprietor of The Sligo Champion, and that he afterwards declined to proceed with the action; and will he, in the interest of the Public Service, have Sampson removed to some other locality?


No other formal complaints have reached me than those made by the hon. Member himself a few weeks ago. I then informed the hon. Member that it had been pointed out to Mr. Sampson that he ought not to take any course which might lead to his being called to account as an officer of the Post Office, and that he had undertaken to conform to these instructions. I have not heard that Mr. Sampson has departed from the line of conduct thus prescribed, and, in these circumstances, I do not feel called upon to make any change in his position.