HC Deb 12 May 1904 vol 134 c1154
MR. GODDARD (Ipswich)

To ask the Postmaster-General, having regard to the fact that there exists a rule in the postal service stating that the relatives of superior officials are not to be appointed in the same offices, whether it is intended to apply the rule to the Southport office, in view of the fact that the son of the postmaster is stationed there at present.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) Yes, it is intended to apply the rule in question to the Southport Post Office. The officer referred to was allowed to serve temporarily in the Southport office during a period of convalescence, but instructions had already been issued for him to return at an early date to the office to which he is permanently attached.