HC Deb 01 July 1924 vol 175 c1160W
Viscount EDNAM

asked the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that for reasons of economy registered letters are now dealt with collectively and no longer individually, and that, under the present system, a Post Office official is more liable to false suspicion of theft than formerly, he will reconsider his previous decision to refuse compensation for legal expenses, amounting to £250, to Mr. F. C. Cates, a Post Office official, who was found not guilty on a charge of theft brought against him by the Post Office and has now been reinstated, particularly in view of the fact that the Recorder of London most strongly condemned the case for the prosecution?


I beg to refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to a similar question by the hon. Member for the Devonport Division of Plymouth (Major Hore-Belisha) on the 11th April last, a copy of which I am sending to him.