HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 c198W
Sir M. Redmayne

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give a general direction, in the public interest, to British Railways to observe the need for safe consignment of valuable parcels, and to make adequate compensation if by mischance they are lost.

Mr. Tom Fraser

No. I understand that the British Railways Board already has certain special arrangements to safeguard the transit of valuable commodities, especially those which are particularly susceptible to theft. As regards compensation for lost parcels, I would refer the right hon. Member to my Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Blackley (Mr. Rose) on 3rd November.