Mr. G. White
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport the amount of the losses sustained or the claims met by the shipping companies and dock authorities during the war in consequence of thefts of goods in transit.
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
I regret that I am unable to give my hon. Friend the information which he desires. Shipping companies and dock authorities have to meet claims for damage and shortages due to many causes, and they do not keep any separate record of the claims which are due to theft.