8. Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that postmasters in this country are refusing to cash money orders issued in Canada and made payable at post offices here, and thereby are causing inconvenience to the persons receiving these orders; and whether he will give instructions that payment be made when these orders are presented?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
In consequence of the financial conditions caused by the War the Canadian Post Office suspended the issue of money orders on the United Kingdom on the 7th of August, but at the time a certain number of money orders issued in outlying parts of the Dominion were actually on their way to this country. No advices, however, were received in respect of these orders, and the Canadian Post Office requested my Department not to pay them on presentation, as the amounts were being refunded to the remitters. It was evident that the suspension of the service would cause considerable hardship to a large number of persons in this country, and representations on the subject were at once made to the Dominion Post Office. As a result of these representations the issue of money orders on the United Kingdom was resumed in Canada on the 1st instant.