Mr. Craik Henderson
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of War Transport how the number of claims made in respect of articles lost or stolen on rail during the last complete year for which he has records compare with similar claims for the last complete pre-war year.
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
In 1943 the number of claims in respect of which payments were made by the four main line railway companies and the Cheshire Lines Committee for articles lost or stolen was 579,542. In 1938 the number was 151,426.