HC Deb 20 February 1888 vol 322 c860
MR. P. M'DONALD (Sligo, N.

asked the Postmaster General, Whethe he is aware that a registered letter, containing a money inclosure, was posted in Curry, County Sligo, on the 29th of October last, by Patrick Howley, and addressed to Messrs. Neale, Jones, and Co., Mincing Lane, London; whether its non-delivery was duly reported to the Department; and, if so, what inquiries were made, and with what result; whether the Department will now pay to Patrick Howley the value or amount of the inclosure—namely, £5 5s., as the letter cannot be delivered; and, what is the usage in all such cases of the non-delivery of registered letters?

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

I have been informed that the registered letter referred to by the hon. Member was delivered at the address given on the letter, and that the receipt was duly signed by the house-porter. The letter appears to have been lost by the porter, and he has this day handed to one of my officers the amount (£5 5s.) contained in the letters for disposal.