HC Deb 21 August 1894 vol 29 cc156-7
MR. P. A. M'HUGH (Leitrim, N.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that Carroll, who has been dismissed from the office at Sligo, had been employed over 20 years in the Post Office, and that up to the beginning of the present year, when he is alleged to have given way to ebullitions of temper, he bore an excellent character; whether he is aware that since his dismissal Carroll has received testimonials of the highest kind as to his personal character, and his fitness for the office he held, from gentlemen of different creeds and politics, including clergymen, Magistrates, and Members of Parliament, all of whom have known him personally for years; whether the Postmaster of Sligo gave Carroll a high testimonial as to character subsequently to Carroll's dismissal; whether he is aware that Carroll, after over 20 years' faithful and wearing service in the Post Office Department, is now destitute; and will he have this case re-considered, with a view to having Carroll reinstated or pensioned?


I have looked into this case, and I admit that there are special and peculiar features connected with it. I am considering carefully what steps may be taken to enable me to lay the facts before the Treasury with a view to their sanctioning a superannuation allowance.