HC Deb 06 May 1924 vol 173 c243W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that an ex-professional soldier named W. C. Clark, who has full qualifications as a telegraphist, was given employment at Chesterfield in December, 1923, as a temporary sorting clerk and telegraphist with a view to an appointment, and that although physically fit he was subsequently medically rejected on the ground that he was half an inch short of the regulation height; and whether he is prepared to review the case of this ex-service man?


With the exception that Mr. Clark is not an ex-professional soldier but an ex-hostilities soldier, the facts as stated are correct. There is a long list of fully qualified ex-service telegraphists awaiting permanent appointments in the Post Office; and I can see no ground for appointing a man who does not comply with the Regulations for appointment.