HC Deb 10 November 1954 vol 532 c1186
52. Mr. Grimond

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will introduce legislation to ensure that members of the public finding lost property on public transport are rewarded.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

There is no need for legislation, but I am looking into that aspect of the regulations which relates to property found by members of the public.

Mr. Grimond

Will the Minister bear in mind that it would greatly improve public relations if some reward were given to members of the public who find property on public vehicles and return it in accordance with their obligations?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am looking into the case which, I think, the hon. Member has in mind, but I would rather not commit myself at present.

Mr. Follick

Is it not a general rule that Scotland Yard returns one-third of the value of property that is found?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

That is another question and one which I do not think should be put to me.