HC Deb 06 August 1900 vol 87 cc789-90

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that Mr. Joseph Gibson, postmaster at Ballygowan, county Down, after several reprimands, walked on 7th July and also on 12th July at the head of an Orange procession, and whether, this same gentleman having been previously reprimanded for having appeared in public in a similar way, he will now consider his conduct with a view of having an assurance from him that he will not take part in future in such processions.


The sub-postmaster referred to by the hon. Member did, it has been ascertained, walk at the head of an Orange procession on the 8th and 12th of July last. An anonymous complaint was made in 1898 that the sub-postmaster had taken part in Orange processions, and it was then pointed out to him that it was undesirable that an officer in his position should take a prominent part in such demonstrations. He has now given an assurance that he will refrain from so doing in future.


Will the right hon. Gentleman see that it is carried out?

[No answer was given.]