§ Mr. CREAN
asked why, when the Postmaster-General dismissed the Moy postmaster in connection with an assault for which he was adjudged to pay damages, did the Irish Executive retain him as petty sessions clerk; and, if so, why the Irish Government retained this person to discharge duties connected with the administration of justice when the English postal authorities did not consider him fit to deliver letters to the public?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The hon. Member appears to have been misinformed. I understand that the late sub-postmaster at Moy was not dismissed but resigned, and that his resignation had nothing to do with an assault. Nothing connected with his conduct has come to my knowledge which would call for his dismissal from the petty sessions clerkship.