HC Deb 09 August 1904 vol 139 cc1552-3
MR. LOUIS SINCLAIR (Essex. Romford)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a clerk named Murray, recently employed at the Savings Bank Department, London, has been placed on pension on the ground of ill-health, notwithstanding the fact that the specialist who examined him asserted that his ill-health was only temporary; and whether he will state the reason for superannuating a young officer of good conduct and service.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I am aware that a clerk named Murray for-merely employed at the Sayings Bank Department has recently been pensioned on the ground of ill-health. Mr. Murray subsequently appealed for reinstatement in the service and submitted a medical certificate in support of his appeal. Since then he has been examined by the Chief Medical Officer of my Department who reported that it would not be advisable to give him a further trial at present, but that the matter might be further considered in twelve months time. The case will accordingly be reviewed at the expiration of that period.