§ MR. STEADMAN (Finsbury, Central)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a postman at St. John's Wood, while on his holidays, gave a party at his house; that afterwards an anonymous letter, complaining of piano playing and singing at untimely hours and alleging damage through the carelessness of his visitors, was sent to the postal authorities; whether be is aware that not only was the postman called upon to answer to these charges, but the postal authorities sought evidence from another postman living near; whether he will state under what regulations postal 1023 servants are called upon to explain officially such charges as these; and whether it is the practice of the Department to call for explanations from its servants respecting charges made by anonymous accusers.
§ (Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) Two complaints were received, one of which was not anonymous. I do not see any impropriety in the course adopted on the occasion to which the hon. Member refers.