HC Deb 12 November 1908 vol 196 cc501-2
MR. BOWERMAN (Deptford)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that at the Ventnor office the instructions in the recently issued circular dealing with minor irregularities have been disregarded, and that the local secretary of the Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association has been punished for drawing attention to the circular in question; and whether he proposes to take any, and, if any, what, action in this case.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The officer in question has been guilty of repeated acts of negligence and has been punished for them in the ordinary course. The punishment had no connection either with the recent circular referred to (which has not been disregarded) or with the officer's membership of the Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association.