HC Deb 25 February 1903 vol 118 c799

To ask the Postmaster General whether compensation will be given to Mr. Denis O'Sullivan, Killorglin, Kerry, for the loss which he suffered owing to the mistake made by a telegraph clerk in transmitting the price of goods in November last.

(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) I much regret that the mistake should have occurred, but I am not in a position to give compensation for the loss which the sender of the telegram unfortunately sustained. The Post Office is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by reason or on account of any mistake or default in the transmission or delivery of a telegram, and due notice of this is given on the telegram forms used by the public,