HC Deb 18 July 1938 vol 338 cc1798-9
48. Commander Marsden

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the verdict of the jury and the subsequent judgment of Mr. Justice Lawrence in the recent case of Ladbroke and Company, Limited, and others, versus Abrahams and others, which was heard in the High Court between 23rd May and 3rd June of this year, in which a post office telegraphist called Harvey was found guilty of fraudulent conspiracy in connection with the despatch of telegrams from Ascot races in 1936; whether Harvey was employed on racecourse duty at Ascot on 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th June this year; and whether any disciplinary action has been or is being taken against him?

The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)

I am aware of the verdict and judgment in question. Mr. Harvey was not on duty at Ascot in June this year. He has been suspended from duty, and the question of disciplinary action is now under consideration.