HC Deb 07 July 1910 vol 18 cc1920-1W

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the good conduct stripe which should have been granted to Peter Swan, town postman, Dundee, on 1st January, 1908, has been deferred until 1st January, 1912; and, as this would practically mean that Swan would serve nine years for a stripe, and seeing that Swan's offence only involved his being off duty three hours, will he now review this case in the light of Swan's exemplary conduct since he committed the offence?


The offence which led to the deferment of Mr. Swan's third good conduct stripe for a period of four years was of a serious character, and the punishment was that usually inflicted in like cases. I will consider how far extenuating circumstances and the postman's subsequent good conduct justify any remission of the period of deferment.