§ MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)
To ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the Controller of Telegraphs, Dublin, in submitting a complaint about delay on Press messages to the Dublin secretary, stated that an extract from a Dublin evening paper, which accompanied the complaint, was taken from a service organ and was written by officers disloyal to the Department; and whether, in view of the official records of the officers referred to, he will take steps to prevent charges of this kind being made against those who identify themselves with associations having as their object the improvement of the prospects of Post Office officials.
(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The report from the Controller of Telegraphs at Dublin, to which the hon. Member refers, has not been brought before me; but if the words of which he complains were used by the Controller of those responsible for certain articles recently published in a journal which announces itself to be the "Official Organ of the Association of Irish Post Office Clerks," I consider he was completely justified in using them.