HC Deb 08 August 1904 vol 139 cc1370-1

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he will say whether the report made on the 5th May, 1902, by a superintendent of the Sorting Office, Dublin, ascribing to design and fraud the withholding of increases of salary which had accrued to certain town sub-postmasters, was brought to the knowlédge of his predecessor, or whether it was suppressed, contrary to the regulations and the undertaking given by the Postmaster-General in this House relative to memorials and appeals addressed to him; and in whose hands was that report when a decision adverse to the officer who made it was given by the Postmaster-General.


I cannot find that there is any report on the subject referred to by the hon. Member dated the 5th May, 1902, but there is a report dated the 5th May, 1903, which seems to be the one alluded to in the hon. Member's Question. That report was laid before my predecessor in due course and it was in the General Post Office, London, when the decision referred to by the hon. Member was given.