HC Deb 21 March 1912 vol 35 c2064

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can state the number of postal orders that payers or payees have reported as having been lost in the post at Thornton Heath and Richmond respectively during the last twelve months; how many of the postal orders reported lost have been traced; how many have been eventually paid by the Post Office to the payer or payee; how many were reported to have been cashed by persons other than the payees; and how much has been lost by payers or payees through the refusal of the Post Office to refund the money lost?


Two cases of complaint have occurred at each of the places mentioned; but when an unregistered letter stated to contain a postal order is reported as not having reached the addressee, it is as a rule uncertain whether the letter has miscarried on its way to the post, or in the post, or after delivery, and if in the post, at what point in transit. I cannot therefore answer the hon. Member exactly.