HC Deb 24 May 1900 vol 83 cc1113-4
MR. LODER (Brighton)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, on what grounds the Post Office authorities called for the dismissal of W. J. Osborne from the North Road Sub-Office, Brighton; *See page 416 of this volume. whether any inquiry, and if so what form of inquiry, took place before his dismissal was demanded; whether he is aware that the circumstances of his dismissal, after seventeen years service, have caused him serious loss; and whether the Postmaster-General proposes to make him any compensation for loss of position and occupation.


It is not the fact that the Postmaster General called for the dismissal of Mr. W. J. Osborne from the North Road Sub-Office, Brighton. Mr. Osborne was the servant not of the Postmaster General, but of the sub-postmistress.


Will the right hon. Gentleman inquire if the dismissal of this individual was not demanded by the Post Office authorities?


I am informed by the authorities it certainly was not.