HC Deb 30 June 1952 vol 503 cc11-2W
Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how many thefts of mail bags have occurred since 1st November, 1951, to date; and what is the total estimated amount of money involved in these thefts.

Mr. Gammans

Out of roughly 250 million mail bags in transit from the 1st November, 1951, to date, some 370 are recorded as missing. The estimated total loss of money during this period is about £25,000 over and above the loss of £236,750 in the recent mail van robbery.