§ Mr. LAURENCE HARDY
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will take into consideration the long services of H. J. Edwards, who was town postman for New Romney, in Kent, for nearly thirty years and nearly forty-three years in the employ of the Post Office; and whether he can grant him a pension, even though he was not actually on the staff?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
As Mr. Edwards was not an established officer he was not eligible for a pension. He has, however, been granted a gratuity under Section 4 of the Superannuation Act, 1887; and it is not possible to obtain for him any further Grant from public funds.