HC Deb 16 March 1893 vol 10 c242

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he is aware that a telegram handed in at Leicester at 10.30 a.m. on 10th March was not delivered to the addressee, William Campbell, fish merchant, Plockton, until 6.15 p.m. the same day, and that in consequence of the delay Mr. Campbell suffered great loss and inconvenience; and whether, under the circumstances, the Post Office will make some compensation to Mr. Campbell for his loss, and take such steps as may be necessary to prevent a similar occurrence?


I am informed that Mr. Campbell was at sea when the telegram arrived, and that, on his return to Plockton, it was delivered to him; but the matter calls for further inquiry, and, as soon as this is completed, I will communicate with the hon. Member.