HC Deb 29 April 1904 vol 134 c14
MR. JAMES O'CONNOR (Wicklow, W.)

To ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that it is the practice of the police authorities in Scotland, in regard to finds of money which are not claimed, to deduct the cost of advertising and to hand the remainder back to the finder after the lapse of one year; and will he consider the advisability of adopting a similar course in regard to money found on post office counters instead of, as in the recent case at the Stock Exchange branch of the Glasgow post office, handing over two-thirds of the money found to the Department.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The practice adopted in the post office was prescribed after careful consideration, and after legal advice had been taken. I see no sufficient reason for altering it.