HC Deb 28 March 1893 vol 10 c1309

I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he will set aside a sum out of the profits of the Department, or seek powers to enable him to provide a fund for the purpose of affording compensation for losses similar to those occasioned to the fishermen of Plockton, Rossshire, on the 9th and 10th instant, through mistakes on the part of the Post Office authorities in dealing with telegrams?


No, Sir; I do not think I should be justified in asking Parliament for powers to impose upon the taxpayer the amount which would be necessary for the purpose mentioned by the hon. Member.