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Post Office Act 1908

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. DUTIES OF POSTAGE

    1. 1.Postal packets subject to charge

    2. 2.Power of Treasury to fix rates of postage

    3. 3.Payment of postage by addressee or sender

    4. 4.Power of Treasury to carry into effect postal arrangements with foreign states

    5. 5.Postage on petitions and addresses to His Majesty or to Parliament, and on votes and parliamentary proceedings

    6. 6.Exemption of letters of seamen and soldiers

    7. 7.Recovery of postage

    8. 8.Post Office mark evidence of refusal, &c

    9. 9.Official mark to be evidence of amount of postage

    10. 10.Provision for stamps

    11. 11.Stamping paper for envelopes, &c. provided by private persons

  3. CONDITIONS OF TRANSIT OF POSTAL PACKETS

    1. 12.Regulations as to postal packets

    2. 13.Liability for loss of postal packets

    3. 14.Power to authorise collection and delivery of letters otherwise than by post

    4. 15.Despatch and delivery of book packets, &c

    5. 16.Regulations for preventing sending by post indecent articles, &c

    6. 17.Dealing with postal packets not sent in conformity with Act

    7. 18.Postal packets with contraband goods

    8. 19.Decision as to postal packets

  4. NEWSPAPERS

    1. 20.Publications which may be registered as newspapers

    2. 21.Registration of newspapers at Post Office

    3. 22.Newspapers under arrangement or convention

  5. MONEY ORDERS

    1. 23.Money orders

    2. 24.Special provisions as to postal orders

    3. 25.Liability of bankers in respect of postal orders

  6. SHIP LETTERS

    1. 26.Duties of masters of outward-bound vessels as respects mail bags

    2. 27.Duties of masters of inward-bound vessels as respects postal packets

    3. 28.Penalty for master of vessel opening mail bag

    4. 29.Duties of officers of customs as to delivery of letters by masters of vessels

    5. 30.Shipowners' letters

    6. 31.Gratuities to masters of vessels

    7. 32.Retention of ship letters after delivery of letters to Post Office

  7. POSTMASTER-GENERAL AND OFFICERS

    1. 33.Appointment of Postmaster-General

    2. 34.General powers and rights of Postmaster-General

    3. 35.Execution of instruments of Postmaster-General

    4. 36.Proof of Post Office regulations

    5. 37.Power of deputy of Postmaster-General to give notice, or make claim, distress, &c

    6. 38.Exemption of Postmaster-General from stamp duty

    7. 39.Alienation of Post Office duties by Crown

    8. 40.Post Office expenses

    9. 41.Post Office accounts

    10. 42.Power to appoint officers

    11. 43.Exemption of officers of Post Office from certain offices

    12. 44.Surrender of clothing by officer of Post Office on ceasing to be officer

  8. LAND

    1. 45.Holding of lands by Postmaster-General

    2. 46.Power of Postmaster-General for purchase of land

    3. 47.Power of Postmaster-General to sell or exchange lands

  9. EXTENSION OF POSTAL FACILITIES AND ACCOMMODATION

    1. 48.Indemnity on account of extending post office accommodations

    2. 49.Power for local authority to contribute towards new post office, or undertake to pay loss on extra postal facilities

  10. POST OFFICE OFFENCES

    1. 50.Stealing mail bag or postal packet

    2. 51.Unlawfully taking away or opening mail bag sent by vessel employed under Post Office

    3. 52.Receiver of stolen mail bag or postal packet

    4. 53.Fraudulent retention of mail bag or postal packet

    5. 54.Criminal diversion of letters from addressee

    6. 55.Stealing, embezzlement, destruction, &c. by officer of Post Office of postal packet

    7. 56.Opening or delaying postal packets

    8. 57.Carelessness, negligence, or misconduct of persons employed in carrying or delivering mail bags, postal packets, &c

    9. 58.Issuing money orders with fraudulent intent

    10. 59.Forgery and stealing of money order

    11. 60.Punishment of offences in relation to postal orders, and the poundage thereon

    12. 61.Prohibition of placing injurious substances in or against post office letter boxes

    13. 62.Prohibition of affixing placards, notices, &c. on post office letter box, &c

    14. 63.Prohibition of sending by post explosive, inflammable, or deleterious substances, or indecent prints, words, &c

    15. 64.Prohibition of imitation of post office stamps, envelopes, forms, and marks

    16. 65.Prohibition of fictitious stamps

    17. 66.Prohibition of false notice as to reception of letters

    18. 67.Obstruction of officers of Post Office

    19. 68.Provision against obstruction in neighbourhood of General Post Offices in London and Dublin

    20. 69.Endeavouring to procure the commission of any felony or misdemeanor

  11. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

    1. 70.Recovery of fines and forfeitures

    2. 71.Summary proceedings

    3. 72.Venue

    4. 73.Provisions as to form of proceedings

    5. 74.Evidence of thing being postal packet

    6. 75.Application of fines

    7. 76.Power to compound actions

    8. 77.Saving clause as to liability

    9. 78.Recovery of sums from officers of Post Office

  12. EXEMPTION FROM TOLLS

    1. 79.Exemption from toll

  13. POST OFFICES AND LETTER BOXES

    1. 80.Notices in post offices

    2. 81.Regulation as to Post Office letter boxes

  14. REGULATIONS AND WARRANTS

    1. 82.Regulations and warrants

    2. 83.Signature of Treasury warrants, consents, &c

  15. EXTENT OF ACT

    1. 84.Application of Act to British possessions

    2. 85.Power of legislature of British possession to establish posts

    3. 86.Cesser of powers of Postmaster-General in British possession

    4. 87.Arrangements with British possessions and foreign countries as to money orders

    5. 88.Channel Islands and Isle of Man

  16. DEFINITIONS, CONSTRUCTION, COMMENCEMENT, REPEAL, SHORT TITLE

    1. 89.Definitions

    2. 90.Meaning of "in course of transmission by post" and "delivery to or from a post office"

    3. 91.Construction of reference to Post Office Acts

    4. 92.Repeal of Acts in schedule

    5. 93.Commencement of Act

    6. 94.Short title

  17. SCHEDULES.

    1. FIRST SCHEDULE

      Declaration by Master of Vessel

    2. SECOND SCHEDULE

      Acts repealed

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