HC Deb 17 February 1922 vol 150 cc1382-3W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the understanding that ex-service men should be given preference over civilians for employment in Government service has been rescinded as regards the Post Office; and, if not, whether he will inquire into the case of Mr. W. A. Warren, late corporal, Gordon Highlanders, who was several times wounded, and whose application for the sub-postmastership of the sub-office in Liverpool Road, Southport, was passed over in favour of the widow of the late civilian holder of the post?


Applications from ex-service candidates, particularly from disabled men, for appointments as sub-postmasters are still given special consideration, provided that they can offer suitable accommodation, and are likely to give satisfactory service. In the selection of a new sub-postmaster at Liverpool Road, Birkdale, the claims of the widow of the late sub-postmaster could not be overlooked in favour of Mr. Warren, who was not disabled or unemployed, and offered premises which were distinctly inferior to those provided by the widow.

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