§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)
I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that rural postmen formerly employed on mounted rural posts have suffered losses through being compelled to dispose of their horses and carts, owing to their rounds being converted into cycle posts for the convenience of the Department; and whether 307 he will take steps to compensate these men for their losses.
§ THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton
Such cases as those to which the hon. Member refers occur sometimes. In each full consideration is given to all the circumstances and a special grant is made of such an amount as the equity of the particular case seems to require. If the hon. Member has in mind any instance of the kind which he would like to bring specially to my notice, I shall be pleased to consider it on hearing from him.
§ MR. JAMES O'CONNOR
I may tell the noble Lord I have several instances in which applications have been made for compensation and no satisfaction has been received.
§ LORD STANLEY
If the hon. Member will send them to me, I shall be happy to inquire into the circumstances.