§ MR. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Luke Carron, a rural messenger at Rosslea, county Fermanagh, who, being retired from his post on account of being fined at the prosecution of the police for being drunk, found a situation with Mr. Sloan, a school teacher in Rosslea, and while discharging the duties of this situation, was told he would be restored to his messengership, and thereupon gave up the employment he held with Mr. Sloan, and resumed his suspended duty in the Rosslea Post Office; will he explain why, after a week's service, Carron was peremptorily dismissed, although no fault whatever was alleged against him; and what compensation is it intended to give Carron in these circumstances?
§ MR. HANBURY
Luke Carron was formerly an auxiliary postman between Rosslea and Esnadarra, Clones. On the 8th November, and again on the 20th November last, he was intoxicated, and his services were subsequently dispensed with. In April last the Postmaster of Clones improperly allowed Carron to be again employed for a short time in a temporary capacity, but Carron was fully aware that his re-engagement was only for a time, and when the work for which he was taken on was no longer available for him, his services were again dispensed with. In these circumstances Carron has no claim for any compensation in respect of the situation which he vacated to obtain work in the Post Office.