HC Deb 18 July 1904 vol 138 cc254-5

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will state what is the custom of the Post Office in regard to the delivery of letters the address on which might entitle them to be delivered to any one or more persons of the same name residing in a particular locality; and whether he has received any complaints from Ireland in regard to steps have been taken to prevent their the custom referred to.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) A letter bearing an address which applies equally to two or more persons or firms, and leaves it a matter of doubt to whom the letter ought to be delivered, is endorsed "Insufficient Address" and returned to the sender, unless the persons or firms concerned have agreed that all such doubtfully addressed letters should be delivered at the same address. If the hon. Member will be good enough to give me particulars of any special case which he has in mind I will have the matter looked into.