HC Deb 23 November 1920 vol 135 cc204-5
64. Mr. G. EDWARDS

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Mr. C. Ready, recently employed as a labourer at Norwich; whether he is aware that this man is a discharged soldier who was badly gassed in the War; and whether, in view of this fact, he will have inquiries made into the case of his dismissal, and, if possible, have the man reinstated in his old position?


This case has received full consideration in connection with memorials on his behalf which were submitted by the Post Office Engineering Union. His employment in the Post Office was terminated for good reasons, and after giving full weight to his Army service. I regret that I cannot see my way to authorising his re-employment.


Is it not a fact that a great deal of correspondence has taken place between the Postmaster-General and these people—


On a point of Order. Is it in order for an hon. Member to read a supplementary question?


I was not reading it. The hon. Member is a little too previous.