HC Deb 29 June 1893 vol 14 c338
MR. M'GILLIGAN (Fermanagh, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that William Elliott, a letter carrier attached to the Post Office at Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, attended the recent Salisbury demonstration at Londonderry; are public servants allowed to attend political meetings; and, if not, what steps does he propose to take in regard to the conduct of the letter carrier in question; and is he aware that another letter carrier attached to the same office was, under the late Government, warned not to attend a Nationalist meeting at Irvinestown, and informed that if he did so he would be dismissed?


I have no information on the subject of the statements made in the first and third paragraphs. In reply to the second paragraph, I may state generally that there is no Regulation prohibiting Post Office servants from attending political meetings. All that they are forbidden to do is to take a prominent part in such meetings—as, for instance, by canvassing or speaking on one side or the other, or by serving on an Election Committee.