HC Deb 15 August 1901 vol 99 c921
MR. LEAMY (Kildare, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether his attention has been called to the delays on the part of the Post Office in delivering parcels though they are marked perishable and immediate; whether he is aware that such parcels are sometimes not delivered, and whether he will consider the advisability of enabling any sender of a parcel to obtain a receipt as is now done with registered letters.


If the hon. Member will give particulars of any parcels which have been delayed in their transmission by post or have not been delivered, the Postmaster General will cause inquiry to be made on the subject. In the case of a delayed parcel the label or the address portion of the cover should, if possible, be forwarded to the Post Office. With regard to the other point referred to in the question, the hon. Member seems to be under a misapprehension. As stated in paragraph 8, on page 8 of the Post Office Guide, a certificate of the posting of a parcel can be obtained at any post office.