HC Deb 14 March 1956 vol 550 c36W
Mr. Iremonger

asked the Postmaster-General what proportion of postal packets lost were insured in the year 1955.

Mr. Alpert

The number of ordinary postal packets lost in the post is not known, and a proportion cannot therefore be given. There is no insurance service in the inland post but in the overseas service, in the financial year 1954–55, compensation was paid in respect of 4,279 uninsured parcels sent both to and from the United Kingdom and 281 insured parcels.