54. Mr. F. HALL
asked the Postmaster-General if the reduction in rank of Mr. Taylor, the Post Office official who purchased a small number of Marconi shares, was made by him on the advice of the head of Mr. Taylor's department or the secretary to the Post Office; and if he will state in how many cases since he has held the position of Postmaster-General he has taken action on his own initative in staff disciplinary matters?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The responsibility for disciplinary action in my Department rests with me, and I am not prepared, in this or in any other case, to state the advice tendered to me by officers.