HC Deb 15 August 1911 vol 29 cc1888-9W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been directed to the fact that the office of postmaster at Church Hill, near Enniskillen, has been held continuously by members of the Wood family for upwards of 160 years, and that the present postmaster, Robert Wood, whose great-grandfather was appointed postmaster in 1750, has been in the service for fifty-five years without any complaint against him; and is it possible to bestow on Mr. Wood any recognition of such service in the form of pension or extra salary?


The question of the remuneration of the sub-postmaster of Church Hill, Enniskillen, has recently been considered, and I regret that an increase in the payment made to him is not warranted by the amount of business transacted at that office. The position of scale payment sub-postmaster, which is held by Mr. Wood, is unestablished, and does not, consequently, entitle the holder to any award under the Superannuation Acts.