HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 c1124W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the case of J. Snow, who, in 1912, was dismissed from the engineering department of the Post Office for striking his foreman in the heat of a political argument; whether he is aware that since then Snow has served four and a half years in the Army, and was recently discharged from the Royal Engineers as a senior non commissioned officer with an exemplary character; that after four and a half months of unemployment he obtained a berth in the General Post Office on the 2lst July last; that on the 23rd July he was dismissed, the reason given being that his offence in 1912 had been discovered; and whether, in view of the ser vices rendered by this man during the War and the lapse of time since the offence was committed, he will reconsider the case with a view to the man's rein statement?


In view of Mr. Snow's record in the Army, I am prepared to sanction his re-employment in an un-established capacity as before, and instructions will be given to that effect.