HC Deb 03 August 1939 vol 350 cc2671-2W
Sir P. Harris

asked the Postmaster General whether, in the interests of the public, he will consider printing on the face of registered envelopes, a statement to the effect that the Government liability is limited to £5 compensation in respect of a registration fee of 3d., so as to avoid the public losing money under the impression that they are protected against loss of the full contents of the envelope?

Major Tryon

There is not sufficient space on the front of registered envelopes for the warning statement suggested by the hon. Member, but I am considering whether the wording of the notice on the back of the envelope can be altered so as to bring out the point more clearly. A brief statement as to the limits of compensation and the conditions of payment for all classes of registered letter is given on the certificate of posting which is handed to the poster for retention; full details of the scale of compensation are given in the Post Office Guide.

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