HC Deb 20 December 1945 vol 417 c1678W
Lieut.-Colonel Clifton-Brown

asked, the Minister of War Transport what steps he is taking to prevent loss and damage of goods in this country during rail transport.

Mr. Barnes

As regards damage, the necessity of careful handling is repeatedly impressed on the staff and serious notice is taken where there is evidence of lack of due care. The reduction of losses, due either to theft or to other causes, is in the main dependent upon strengthening of the police forces, on the return of experienced staff and increased supplies of packing and sheeting materials. I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that these matters are the constant concern of the railway managements.

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