HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 cc1801-2
86. Mr. R. LAMBERT

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that Mr. Ernest Robinson, of 20, Florence Street, Grimsby, who was brought before the stipendiary magistrate at Grimsby, on 25th October, on the charge of being an absentee, and remanded for twenty-eight days pending a deferred medical examination, has been dismissed from his post as collector of Customs and Excise on the ground that he has been convicted of being an absentee, and whether, in view of the fact that he has not been convicted, but remanded at the instance of the medical board, who after an examination on 21st October deferred his case for a month for a further medical examination, he will direct that his dismissal shall be suspended until the result of further examination is known and the magistrate has given his decision?


Mr. Robinson, who is an assistant clerk, and not the collector of Customs and Excise at Grimsby, has not been dismissed. As the charge against him has been adjourned on medical grounds, his employment is being continued pending the decision of the magistrates.