§ Sir B. FALLE
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that a letter, written by the hon. Member for Portsmouth North, and posted by him early in November, was received the following day by the addressee from the hands of the postman himself; that this letter had been opened while in the charge and possession of the Post Office, but that the Post Office is unable to discover in what circumstances the letter came to be opened; and if, in view of the fact that the history of the letter from the moment of posting to that of delivery is 774W known, he will make further efforts to discover where, when, and how the breach of trust occurred?
§ Sir K. WOOD
I regret that, following an examination by expert officers which I arranged after a communication from my hon. and gallant Friend, it has not been possible to discover in what circumstances this letter was opened, but I will again consider whether I can take any further steps in the matter, and I have had attention directed to the occurrence in the offices concerned.