HC Deb 20 March 1928 vol 215 cc205-6

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that Thomas Connor, of Peebles, after completing 18 years and nine months' service in the Black Watch, was given a certificate of exemplary character, granted the long service and good conduct medal, the 1914 Star and Bar, and British War and Victory medals; that he registered for employment as a permanent postal worker; that his application has been rejected on the grounds that he is under the height as fixed by the Post Officer employment regulations; and is he prepared to have altered those regulations to bring them in line with the minimum height regulations for service in the Army or Navy

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)

Mr. Connor was, as stated by the hon. Member, rejected for established appointment as postman on the ground that he was under the minimum height. In view, however, of the special circumstances in his case, I hope that it may be possible to find him a suitable permanent post, provided that he is eligible in all other respects.