HC Deb 28 May 1897 vol 49 c1512

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether he is aware that postmen are to-day being passed over for stripes for irregularities, already expiated, committed more than four years ago; and, if so, whether that portion of the Inter-departmental Report on Post Office Establishments referring to unblemished character for five years can be so modified as to insure to these postmen the issue of their stripes now due and be not made to act retrospectively?


A good conduct stripe can be earned only by five years' good conduct, and the Postmaster General is not prepared to modify the regulation in the manner suggested.