HC Deb 27 November 1922 vol 159 cc323-4W

asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the liability of his Department for compensation for the loss of a registered packet, why the Post Office endeavours to obtain money from the public by inviting them to register their letters and parcels without taking steps to inform them beforehand, by some special means other than rules and regulations laid down in the Post Office Guide, that the extra payment they make is merely given to increase the emoluments of the Post Office, and in no case is the Post Office liable for any loss they may incur?


I cannot accept my hon. Friend's description of the Post Office practice as regards compensation. The Post Office accepts liability for the loss of a registered packet in the post, subject to certain conditions, which are specified in the Post Office Guide. If the hon. Member has any ease in mind in which be considers that compensation for a letter or parcel has been improperly refused, perhaps he will be good enough to furnish me with details.