HC Deb 28 May 1903 vol 123 cc104-5

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that William Sample, of Redcar, Yorks, entered the postal service on 15th February 1871, obtained a Civil Service certificate on 15 May 1871, and worked continuously until 22nd April 1902, but has been pensioned on a basis of seventeen years' service instead of the thirty-one years actually performed; and whether the Treasury will reconsider this case.

(Answered by Mr. Arthur Elliot.) William Sample obtained a Civil Service certificate in 1871, by which he became qualified for the post of an established rural postman. He declined, however, to accept that appointment, and preferred to serve until 1885 in a capacity in respect of which pension cannot lawfully be granted. I can hold out no hope that the Treasury will reconsider his case.