§ Major COURTHOPE
asked the Post-master General whether Henry Charles Barnett, employed as a postman between Peasmarsh, Sussex, and Wittersham, Kent, for 25 years, was recently disabled in a bicycle accident while on duty and subsequently discharged from the service of the Post Office without a pension; and whether this man's claim to a pension may be reconsidered?
§ Mr. PEASE
The postman in question was not on the established staff of the Post Office and was not, therefore, eligible for a pension on retirement. He received the gratuity to which his length of service entitled him under the Superannuation Acts. He was retired, not as a result of the accident referred to, but on account of a disease from which he had been previously suffering.