HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 c1132W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has recently been called to the fact that officers and others with the forces in Ireland have sent sums of money by registered letters to friends in this country: that the letters have been Opened and the money appropriated, the letters being afterwards delivered to the relatives; that although claims have been made in several cases the Post Office has repudiated liability for compensation; and whether this is the policy adopted by his Department in the case of such letters?


I understand the hon. Member to suggest that the Post Office has upon some special ground repudiated liability in respect of money stolen out of registered letters while in course of transmission by post from Ireland to Great Britain. I am not aware that this is so, and I shall be glad if the hon. Member will supply me with particulars of the claims which he has in mind.