HC Deb 29 April 1898 vol 56 cc1527-8

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, if he would state to the House his reason for refusing to allow the United Ladies' Tailors and Mantle Makers' Association to withdraw from their account in the Post Office Savings Bank on the 7th March last, they having duly conformed to the Post Office regulations?


The Postmaster General was unable to allow money to be withdrawn from the account of this association with the Post Office Savings Bank on the 7th March because he had received requests from members of the association that no money might be paid from the association's account pending the settlement of certain differences among the members. As soon as those differences had been arranged and the notice of objection withdrawn the request for withdrawal of money from the account was complied with.


Is there any rule in the Post Office which prevents Trades Unions drawing any portion of—


Order, order! Notice must be given of that.