§ 44. Lord ROBERT CECIL
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has reinstated Mr. Taylor in the Post Office service; and, if so, for what reason he has now taken that course?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The Noble Lord is mistaken if he thinks that Mr. Taylor was ever dismissed from the Post Office service. He was reduced in rank by my predecessor in order to mark his disapproval of certain actions which Mr. Taylor had taken, and his opinion was that sufficient time has elapsed to justify restoration to his former rank, but not to his former seniority on the occurrence of a vacancy.