HC Deb 02 April 1913 vol 51 c390

asked by what authority Post Office officials, in the absence of instructions, deliver letters addressed to a limited company at other than the publicly advertised and registered office?

Captain NORTON

The duty of a Post Office servant is to deliver a letter as addressed. If, therefore, the registered office of a limited company forms part of the address of a letter, it is delivered there. A letter which is addressed to a limited company, followed by the name of a place without that of any house, street, or road, is insufficiently addressed; but where the Post Office servant concerned knows the premises at which the company appears to him to carry on its business he delivers the letter there.