§ 37. Mr. Keeling
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can make a statement as to the extent of the theft of stores in transit from Palestine, India and Pakistan to warehouses in the United Kingdom.
§ 38. Mr. Sidney Shephard
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will make a statement regarding the pilfering of Army stores arriving in Britain from bases overseas.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
Small losses in transit do occur, but they have been infinitesimal in comparison with the quantity of clothing and stores handled.
§ Mr. Keeling
But would the Under-Secretary answer my Question, which is as to the extent? What is the amount?
§ Mr. Stewart
During the period between 1st April of this year and 15th November, the discrepancy between the stores received and the consignors' issue vouchers amounted to some 0.16 per cent.