§ Mr. JAMES O'CONNOR
To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a postman at Athenry requiring special leave procured a duly authorised substitute, that the substitute left three 84 parcels undelivered through an error, that the postmaster of Athenry refused to allow the substitute to rectify his mistake, sent specially for the postman and made him deliver the parcels without pay, at the same time telling him that he was entirely responsible for any mistakes made by his substitute; and will he say whether a man is liable to punishment in the Post Office for mistakes committed by substitutes who have been passed as efficient by supervisors.
(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) I am making inquiry and will communicate with the hon. Member.