HC Deb 26 April 1938 vol 335 cc24-5
44. Mr. Viant

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the recent appointment of a pensioned officer of the Criminal Investigation Department to the post of inspector of doorkeepers, this has been made necessary because of any increase in the number of offences committed within the departments of the Post Office?

The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)

No, Sir. The appointment was made for the reasons given by my hon. Friend the Assistant Postmaster-General in reply to the hon. Member's question of 14th April.

Mr. Viant

Is the Minister persuaded that there is no one other than this officer equally capable of performing this duty in view of his being in receipt of a pension of over £5 per week?

Major Tryon

The question of pension does not affect his merits. It was decided that he was the most suitable man for the post.