HC Deb 28 March 1946 vol 421 c581
80. Major Niall Macpherson

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many claims he has received for the loss of money transmitted by registered letter between 1st September, 1945, and 28th February, 1946; in respect of how many of these claims lie has accepted liability; and in respect of how many liability has been refused by the Post Office.

Mr. Burke

6,172 claims were received. Liability was accepted in 3,811 cases, liability was not accepted in 533 cases, and 1,828 cases are still under investigation.

Major Macpherson

Does the Assistant Postmaster-General realise that the condition is unsatisfactory inasmuch as contents are not examined at the point of origin, and the postmen are not instructed to see that the recipients actually examine the letters on arrival?