HC Deb 23 July 1896 vol 43 cc479-80
MR. D. MACALEESE (Monaghan, N)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury as representing the Postmaster General, has any Return yet been furnished of the number and value of the postal parcels destroyed by the late burning of a mail van on the Great Northern Railway, Ireland; how many claims have been made in regard to those destroyed parcels; what compensation has been allowed; and, has the cost been borne by the Post Office or by the Railway Company?


No return of the number and value of the postal packets destroyed has yet been furnished, and it will be some time before the full particulars are known. The number of claims which up to the present has been made in respect of the destroyed parcels is 45. The claims are being investigated, and the amount of compensation which has already been paid is £5. The cost, so far, has been borne by the Post Office.