HC Deb 15 March 1910 vol 15 cc189-90

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the sub-post office, Great Brickkiln Street, Wolverhampton, was used by the Tariff Reformers for the purpose of canvassing the old age pensioners; whether he is aware that this was denied by the postmistress and the Postmaster-General, until proof was produced in the shape of the names and addresses of the old age pensioners who had been canvassed; and whether it is his intention to issue instructions to prevent such an abuse in the future?


The incident to which my hon. Friend refers was investigated when complaint was first made, and it was decided, I think rightly, that there had been no attempt to canvass old age pensioners for votes at the office in question. The sub-postmistress is well aware of the regulations, and it does not appear necessary to issue instructions on the subject.