HC Deb 19 July 1907 vol 178 cc1022-3
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 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.