HC Deb 13 May 1887 vol 314 c1805

asked the Postmaster General, What explanation has Mr. Hazley, Postmaster of Blackrock, County Dublin, to offer for the delay which occurred in the delivery of the summonses to witnesses for the defence in the case of "Hazley v. Little," owing to which the summonses, which should have been delivered on Thursday, 14th April, were not delivered until the following Saturday?

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES) (Cambridge University)

The delay in the delivery of the letter referred to was owing to its having accidentally slipped between the folds of a newspaper, and to its having thus been misdelivered. The postman concerned has been punished for his want of care?