§ Mr. HAYDAY
asked the Postmaster-General what is the present salary, including bonus, of Mr. S. S. Brown, assistant postmaster at Belfast; is he aware that this officer has been granted a second indefinite term of retention in the Post Office service beyond the retirement age of 60 years; what would be, approximately, the amount of retiring allowance and annual pension, respectively, to which Mr. Brown would be entitled if called upon to retire immediately; and whether, in order to make room for promotion and to absorb men at present unemployed, he will consider the advisability of retiring all postal servants on attaining 60 years of age?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS:
Mr. Brown's salary, including bonus, is at present £701 12s. a year. As regards the second and third parts of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to his question on the 15th of February last. It would not be in the interests of the service to call upon all postal servants to retire on attaining the age of 60 without regard to the circumstances of each case.