HC Deb 06 December 1934 vol 295 c1850W

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that no acknowledgment of error in telegrams is made by his Department in respect of figures announcing the sale or purchase of stocks and shares; and, as this sometimes results in loss to the brokers concerned, will he be prepared to consider the payment of compensation in cases where such errors are proved to be at the instance of a Government Department?


I am aware of the position, but I regret that I cannot see my way to alter the long-established practice under which the Post Office is not liable for compensation in respect of loss due to an error in a telegram.

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