§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware† See pp. 491–2826 that a sorting clerk and telegraphist at Strabane, Ireland, who was seized with serious illness on 16th April last, was accused of malingering by the postmaster of that town, who absolutely refused to allow him to enter a hospital to which his family desired to send him; if ho can say under what circumstances the postmaster and medical officer insisted on the man remaining in lodgings in Strabane till the 27th of April, when the surveyor had to be communicated with by wire by the friends of the patient, who is still lying seriously ill in hospital at Belfast; and whether, in view of these facts, he will have full inquiry made into the whole circumstances of the case.
§ (Answered by Mr. Sydney Burton.) I am making inquiry, and will communicate with the hon. Member.