§ Mr. AMMON
asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the loss of packets committed to the post by Messrs. George Harding and Sons, Limited, Southwark, on the following dates: 21st September, 1928, 16th October, 1928, and 22nd December, 1928, addressed to Tonbridge, Palmers Green, and Chichester, respectively, and on 9th January, 1929, 26th January, 1929, and 23rd February, 1929, addressed to Norwich, Sidcup, and Maidstone respectively; whether he is aware that not one of these parcels has been traced nor the contents returned to the owners; what steps are being taken to safeguard the property of the public committed to the post; and what is the reason for the losses in the post now taking place?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
I am aware of the loss of the packets referred to by the hon. Member. I regret that it has not been possible to trace them. As the hon. Member is aware, no record is kept in the post of unregistered packets; but all cases of loss are fully inquired into, and every endeavour is made to trace responsibility.