HC Deb 04 August 1905 vol 151 cc251-2
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he has received a written statement from Mr. Wilson, Secretary of the Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association, Clones, dealing with the treatment accorded to him by his superior officials because of his connection with the Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association; whether he is aware that, during the recent investigation, the charges were dealt with and reported upon to the Postmaster-General by the officials whose conduct was called in question; and whether, in view of the fact that, as a result of the Postmaster-General's decision, the members of the staff recognise that if they join an association they will be punished by the officials and be retarded in their official career, he will order an inquiry to

Unfunded Debt outstanding
On 4th August, 1905. On 4th August, 1904.
£ £
War Stock and Bonds - - - - - 30,000,000 30,000,000
Exchequer Bonds - - - - - ‡27,621,100 20,500,000
Treasury Bills for Supply - - - - 19,933,000 21,133,000
Treasury Bills for Ways and Means (repayable within the financial year) - - - 8,000,000
Temporary advances on the credit of Ways and Means - - - - - - 2,550,000
77,554,100 82,183,000

† See (4) Debates, cl., 1313.

‡This amount includes the outstanding Exchequer bonds (£11,121,100) issued under the Supplemental War Loan Acts of 1900, which fall due in December, 1905, as well as the Exchequer bonds for £10,000,000, which are being issued under The Finance Act, 1905, for the be conducted by men in no way concerned in the case.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) As I have informed the hon. Member in answer to his Question on this subject on the 2nd instant†, I have nothing to add to my letter of the 11th ult., in which I stated that I was satisfied, after full investigation, that the officer at Clones to whom he refers has no just ground of complaint.