§ MR. LUNDON (Limerick, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, 1480 whether he is aware that Mrs. Margaret Madigan up to some time in the autumn of last year had, as postmistress, charge of the post office in Dromacomer, Bruree, county Limerick, for a term of fifteen years; that she was removed from that post office on a charge of falsification of official Returns; that a memorial signed by the Roman Catholic and Protestant clergyman of the locality, by several magistrates, and other residents is before the Postmaster General praying for an inquiry into her case; that Mr. Harris, late head postmaster of her district, has written to the same quarter testifying as to her honesty; and will an inquiry be granted to her so as to give her an opportunity of proving her innocence.
§ MR. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
The facts of the case are as stated. The matter was fully inquired into, and the Postmaster General was satisfied that Mrs. Madigan deliberately falsified the Returns in question. It is not proposed to re-open the matter.