HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 cc1186-7
16. Mr. Erroll

asked the Postmaster-General how the recent unrepaired damage to the bodywork of the London district post office van No. 23935 occurred and who was responsible; and why both front wings have not been properly repaired.

Mr. Ness Edwards

The indications are that the van was struck by a passing vehicle which did not stop. The damage was not sufficient to make the van unserviceable and it was, therefore, retained in use until repairs, now in band, could begin in ordinary course.

Mr. Erroll

What steps are being taken to apprehend the passing passenger vehicle?

Mr. Ness Edwards

As there were no witnesses, how could we apprehend it?