HC Deb 01 July 1924 vol 175 c1132

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the case of James Christie, a soldier who enlisted in February, 1916, and was discharged as permanently disabled by a gunshot wound in the right arm; if he is aware that this man has been employed for almost three years at Stirling post office, and that he has now been informed that he must resign in order to make way for an able-bodied ex-professional soldier; and if he can give the Regulation under which it is proposed to discharge disabled men from post office posts?


Mr. James Christie has been employed intermittently at Stirling since November, 1921, in a purely temporary capacity. Such employment gives no claim to permanent employment, for which each man must register separately. Mr. Christie is, however, still employed, and he has not been informed that he must resign to make way for an able bodied ex-regular soldier. Mr. Christie will be considered for permanent employment in his proper turn.