HC Deb 30 June 1879 vol 247 c952

asked the Postmaster General, If a list is kept by the Controller of the Post Office Order Department of the unpaid Orders payable in London (the central or branch offices), the place of issue, remitter, and payee; and, whether he would grant a Return of the number and amount of such unpaid Orders for each year from 1870 to 1878?


in reply, said, there was such a list as the hon. Member referred to; but the preparation of such a Return as was indicated in the Question would be a work of so much labour and expense, that he did not think he should be justified in requiring its production by the officers of the Department.