HC Deb 26 January 1965 vol 705 c157W
26. Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the reason for the delay of letters, parcels and tins of cream posted on 19th December, 1964, from Plymouth to Scotland which did not arrive until 2nd January, 1965.

Mr. Joseph Slater

Some railway vans containing letter and parcel mails from places in the South and West of England were over-looked in a railway siding near Crewe during the Christmas period. British Rail have already instituted a full enquiry. They, like us, very much regret the delay which arose from this unfortunate mistake.