HC Deb 21 November 1916 vol 87 cc1254-5W

asked the Postmaster-General whether it is proposed that no compensation in respect of loss of office should be allowed to the postmasters of Croshea and Moydow, in county Longford, whose offices were taken away without notice, and to the loss and inconvenience of the public and old age pensioners in these localities; and whether, in view of the increased cost of living during the War, and the manner in which all other State Departments are treating their servants, he will recommend these cases for sympathetic consideration?


I regret that the circumstances in the cases mentioned are not such as to warrant the payment of any compensation allowance in respect of abolition of office. The Croshea office was declared vacant on account of serious irregularities on the part of the sub-postmistress; whilst the Moydow office was vacant at the time of its abolition owing to the death of the sub-postmaster.