§ MR. SOARES (Devonshire, Barnstaple)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether he is aware that Oliver Sluman, an unestablished postman of Bideford, who has recently received notice to leave, has served the Post Office for thirty-two years, that for twenty years he received wages amounting to 10s. per week, and for twelve years wages amounting to 16s. per week; and whether, seeing that I this man is now seventy-two years of age, he will consider the advisability of granting him a pension or a gratuity.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN,) Worcestershire, E.
Sluman is not eligible for pension, but inquiry will be made as to whether he is eligible for ! the award of a compassionate gratuity on retirement.