§ 50. Sir W. Teeling
asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the claim made by The Dolphin Press Limited with regard to the failure to arrive of printed programmes despatched by post from Brighton to London on 27th August for a British Council foreign visit on 2nd September, necessitating an expensive emergency reprint and delivery by hand, whether he is aware that the parcel concerned was delivered after the event, having taken 10 days to travel from Brighton to London, and that compensation of only £5 was offered; whether he is satisfied that it is necessary to register all such parcels in order to get compensation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Joseph Slater
I very much regret the inconvenience caused by the serious delay to this parcel. The senders have been paid £5 which is the maximum compensation payable on an inland unregistered parcel; to cover compensation for loss or damage exceeding this amount, parcels must be registered; the maximum compensation which can be covered in this way is £400.