HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 cc1324-5W

asked the Postmaster-General whether the Post Office disclaim any legal liability to pay compensation in respect of postal packets lost or damaged in the post, notwithstanding the fact that an insurance has been paid by the sender in respect of the said packet?


Under Section 13 of the Post Office, Act, 1908, the Postmaster-General is not legally liable for the loss or damage of anything sent by post. Compensation is, however, paid for the loss or damage of a registered or an insured packet upon which the prescribed fee has been paid, subject to the conditions which are specified in the Gil de. If the hon. Member has details of any case in which he is of opinion that compensation has wrongly been refused, I shall he glad to investigate the matter.