HC Deb 09 March 1882 vol 267 c465

asked the Postmaster General, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government, upon the establishment of the International Parcel Post, to compensate fairly those who are now carrying on that business, and who will be ruined by having their means of livelihood taken away by the Government?


Sir, in reply to the hon. Member, I have to state that, in the event of an Inland and International Parcels Post being established, it is not the intention of the Post Office to seek to obtain any new monopoly, or to ask for any exclusive powers. It has, therefore, been concluded that no claim for compensation can arise.