§ Lieut.-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that Mr. J. E. Taylor, a Post Office engineer, who was reduced in rank in 1912 for having invested a small sum in Marconi shares, and whose restoration to his previous rank was promised by the then Postmaster-General, has never been reinstated in that rank; that he has lost not only the sum of £90 per annum but in addition has been ineligible for the cumulative increase of £20 per annum; and whether he is aware that Mr. Taylor refused the restoration of his rank without at the same time further investigations being made into his case so that he might be completely cleared from the imputations which were erroneously placed upon his character?742W
§ Mr. ILLINGWORTH
Mr. Taylor was offered promotion to the rank which he formerly held, but he refused it. I regret I cannot consent to re-open the incident which lead to his reduction in rank in 1912.