HC Deb 22 December 1919 vol 123 cc993-4
41. Mr. HANNA

asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been called to the fact of the increased extent of pilferage of goods during transit by land and sea; and if he will take immediate steps to prevent pilferage?


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 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.