HC Deb 29 April 1930 vol 238 c27
40. Sir G. PENNY

asked the Postmaster-General whether the Post Office accepts liability for the loss of postal orders whilst in transit through the post; and what compensation is paid?


As announced in the Post Office Guide, after a postal order has once been paid, to whomsoever it is paid, the Post Office will not be liable to any further claim. Nevertheless, the value of a postal order sent in an unregistered letter stolen in the post is made good, as an act of grace, subject to certain conditions, the principal one being that the name of the payee shall, in accordance with law, have been filled in by the sender in ink.