§ MR. DELANY (Queen's Co., Ossory)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that Miss Blanc, late assistant at Portarlington, gave twenty-eight and-a-half years service, that her remuneration was paid out of moneys voted by Parliament, and that no censure was passed upon the manner in which she discharged her duties, he will reconsider her case with a view of recommending her claims for a compassionate gratuity to the favourable consideration of the Treasury.
§ MR. ELLIOT (for Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN)
My right hon. friend has already explained in reply to previous Questions † that the capacity in which Miss Blanc was employed did not entitle†See (4) Debate, cxxv., 1157 and 581.544 her to any award from public funds, and he was therefore unable to make any recommendation on the subject.