§ 29. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a registered packet containing £5 14s. was on 23rd November, 1914, dispatched by the officer commanding the 16th Lancashire Battery, Royal Field Artillery, to Corporal W. W. Breese at Salisbury Plain; whether such letter was signed for by H. C. Donagher, military orderly of the Royal Engineers; whether as a matter of fact there is no such person in existence; and whether he will take steps to refund the money to the battery in question?
§ Mr. HOBHOUSE
The letter was duly delivered to the signature of the authorised post orderly, H. G. Donagher, who, I am informed, was 2nd corporal, No. 605, of the 1/2nd Hampshire (Works) Company, Royal Engineers, and was appointed post orderly by the Camp Commandant, Lieutenant-Colonel Moore, of the Canadian Forces, and is now with the Expeditionary Force. The responsibility of the Post Office ceased with the delivery of the letter to Donagher.
§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
Will the right hon. Gentleman kindly wait and see what answer the War Office gives to the identical question I am asking them?