HC Deb 05 February 1941 vol 368 c954W
Mr. Ammon

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty in how many instances during the past twelve months have papers and documents concerning his Department been left in taximeter cabs, public service vehicles, private cars and service vehicles, respectively, and how many were recovered in each category; and what disciplinary action was taken against the persons responsible for such carelessness?

Mr. Alexander

Only two cases have been reported during the past twelve months of Admiralty documents being left in taximeter cabs or public service vehicles. The documents, which were not important, were recovered in both cases, and the officers concerned severely reprimanded. No secret documents were lost in such circumstances during this period.