HL Deb 09 August 1844 vol 76 cc1955-6
The Marquess of Clanricarde

said, in pursuance of the notice which he had given last night, he wished to put a question to the noble Lord opposite respecting the Report which had been laid upon the Table with reference to the Post Office. It appeared from that Report, that the law had not been complied with, and that the practice had not been known to the public, and that no great utility of benefit had accrued to the Government from that practice. As the House was about to adjourn it would be well, before the adjournment, if the Government had come to any determination on the subject, that the noble Lord should inform the House what that determination was. He begged therefore to ask the noble Lord whether the Government had come to any determination as to the propriety of making a change in the law, or at least a change in the practice, with respect to opening letters at the Post Office?

Lord Wharncliffe

said, the Report had but just been laid upon the Table, and the Government had not had time to take the matter into consideration.

Their Lordships then adjourned to Monday, the 2nd of September.