HC Deb 20 May 1909 vol 5 cc714-5W

asked the Postmaster-General if his attention has been called to the case of Mr. A. Knight, late private of the Northumberland Fusiliers, temporary postman at Horsham, who has on several occasions applied unsuccessfully to be made a permanent official of the Post Office; and whether, having regard to the fact that this man's second period of service as a reservist with the colours in South Africa was exemplary and that during his first period he only had two charges of a serious nature against him, he will consider favourably his application?


Mr. Knight's record while serving with the colours was not sufficiently satisfactory to make him eligible for appointment to a permanent situation in the Post Office, and, apart from this, his medical history is unsatisfactory. Under the circumstances I regret I cannot offer him the situation he seeks.