§ MR. LEUTY (Leeds, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether his attention has been drawn to the case of a person named Wright, who, after having been dismissed from the post office at Leeds, was offered the alternative of resignation; and whether the complaint against him being of a character to justify the offer of acceptance of his resignation, some allowance could be made to him in lieu of the pension he had prone so far towards attaining, having served in the Department of the Post Office for a period of 24 years?
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,(for MR. HANBURY) Kent, St. Augustine's)
The case of Wright has been under consideration on several occasions 712 since dismissal, but the Postmaster-General sees no reason to alter the view originally taken, namely, that Wright's conduct had been such as to render him unfit for further employment in the public service. In the circumstances it would be out of the Postmaster-General's power to give the certificate of good conduct, without which by law no pension can be given to a public servant.