HC Deb 24 April 1928 vol 216 c798
29. Mr. DAY

asked the Postmaster-General the amount of deposits held by the Post Office which have been made by persons who were originally telephone subscribers and whose telephones have now been disconnected, and the amount of deposit that has not been reclaimed?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir William Mitchell-Thomson)

No figures are available as to the total amount of deposits made by persons who were subscribers and have relinquished the service. At the end of December last the accumulated amount of deposits which have not been repaid owing to the impossibility of tracing the holders was £17,422.


Have any steps been taken by the Post Office to get this money hack to the rightful owners?


I have certainly tried to trace the owners where possible, but the total amount is only £75,000.