HC Deb 30 June 1904 vol 137 c176
MR. JORDAN (Fermanagh, S.)

I beg to ask the Postmaster-General if he is aware that a letter was posted in Lisnaskea, county Fermanagh, on 23rd April, 1903, by a Mr. McBrien, of Carratistune, Derrylin, addressed to the Earl of Enniskillen, Post Office, Enniskillen, containing four postal orders of 20s. each, numbered 0/75 848,480, 0/75 848,479, 6/76 259,191, and 6/76 259,192, and that neither letter nor orders reached their destination; and, if so, will he investigate this affair with a view of ascertaining how the orders were finally disposed of, and will he direct that the amount be refunded by the Department to the sender.

THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Lord STANLEY,) Lancashire, Westhoughton

Representation was made by Mr. Felix McBrien, of Carratistune, Derrylin, that a letter sent by him on 23rd April, 1903, to the Earl of Enniskillen at the Post Office, Enniskillen, had not been delivered. Search was made, but no trace of any such letter could be found. No postal order for 20s. was issued at the Lisnaskea Post Office on the date in question. The orders quoted were issued there on the 22nd April, and I am satisfied from the inquiries which have been made that they are not the orders which Mr. McBrien states were enclosed in the letter described. In the circumstances there are no grounds on which I should be justified in paying the amount to Mr. McBrien.


If I furnish the noble Lord with further particulars, with the numbers, and the handwriting of the postmaster, will it influence him to change his mind?


I shall be most happy to look into the question, but I do not say I will change my mind.