HC Deb 17 August 1871 vol 208 c1770

asked the Postmaster General, Whether any general or district rule or order has been issued by the authorities of the General Post Office, forbidding local postmasters to answer questions as to the addresses of persons known to them officially or otherwise?


replied, that a postmaster might give the address of any person unless he had reason to believe that the person for whose address he was asked would disapprove his doing so. No new rules had been issued since 1866.