HC Deb 01 August 1890 vol 347 cc1547-8

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether complaints have reached him that a postal order drawn in Edinburgh, No. 21,191, payable to Mary Ann M'Ilmurray, was intercepted in the Lurgan Post Office, County Armagh, and cashed with the signature of "Mary Ann M'Imurray"; and if the Lurgan postmaster made payment not- withstanding the different spelling in signature, will the Postal Authorities refund the amount to Mrs. M'Ilmurray?


A complaint reached the General Post Office some time ago that a postal order, which I have no-doubt is that referred to by the hon. Member, bad been lost in the post, and, although there was no blame whatever on the part of the postmaster at Lurgan in respect of the payment of the order, there were circumstances which seemed to justify the repayment of the amount to Mrs. M'Ilmurray as an act of grace, and it was so repaid some weeks ago.