HC Deb 22 April 1909 vol 3 cc1792-4W

asked the Postmaster-General what is the exact charge formulated against Mr. Dick upon which he was compulsorily transferred from Glasgow to Manchester in 1907, and in what manner the omission on the part of the Department to give Mr. Dick the benefit of the rules laid down by the Tweedmouth Committee has been repaired; whether such reparation is deemed to have consisted in an interview between Mr. Norway, on behalf of the Postmaster-General, and Mr. Dick on 5th November, 1907; and whether, in order to allay the feeling of injustice under which Mr. Dick is lying and the unrest which his treatment has caused in the service, he will appoint a small Committee of independent Members to investigate the case and see that justice is done?


I am aware of the case of Mr. Dick. As it appears that Mr. Dick is not satisfied that he has had full opportunity of meeting the charge of indiscreet conduct which led to his transfer, and as I am anxious not only that justice should be done, but that any feeling of the kind described, whether in Mr. Dick or in others, should be removed, I am reviewing the whole case afresh. I may add that, as apart from the facts of the individual case certain general questions have been involved, I have invited representatives of the association to which Mr. Dick belongs to meet me, in order that I may hear their views on these questions.