Mr. BR IANT
asked the Postmaster General when the amount of £35 sent by Mr. Tallett, on 8th February, 1919, by telegraph money order, Order 7002, to his. son, Driver R. W. Tallett, and never delivered, is going to be repaid; if he is, aware that, in consequence of the failure to refund, Mr. Tallett is now threatened with distress owing to his in ability to meet the Income Tax demand; and if the Department, having accepted the money, is responsible for its return?
§ Mr. PEASE
The matter is still under investigation by the French authorities, and I regret that it is not possible to repay the amount of the order without their consent. There has been no delay in the treatment of the matter in this country, and the French authorities are being pressed again to complete their inquiries without further loss of time.