§ Sir E. GEDDES
I am aware that there has been an increase of pilferage on the railways. and the companies are consequently insisting on the use of firmer packages where the rules have been relaxed during the War, and increased vigilance is being exercised to prevent pilferage. Sea transit is not within the 994 Purview of the Ministry of Transport. If my hon. Friend will suggest means of attaining the immediate prevention of pilferage, I shall give them my most sympathetic consideration.