HC Deb 10 March 1954 vol 524 c2218
21. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether, prior to the journey, special staff instructions were issued for safeguarding the packages of high value, recently stolen in transit, to jewellery firms in Regent Street, W.1.

Mr. Gammans

There are standing instructions for drivers of vans on services of this kind: the driver of this particular van is in custody.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

Will the Minister say whether an ordinary van was used for this journey or whether a special service van was ordered and used, when it was known that valuable jewellery was involved?

Mr. Gammans

These were ordinary registered packets and not packages of high value.