HC Deb 08 August 1966 vol 733 c262W
Mr. Forrest

asked the Postmaster-General how many letters have been lost in transit during the past six months; and how this compares with the same periods of 1964 and 1965.

Mr. Edward Short

It is not possible to keep records of the many millions of unregistered letters which go through the post and we do not know how many are lost in transit. But it may help the hon. Member to have the following information in respect of Registered and Recorded Delivery letters:—

Six months ending June Claims paid in respect of losses
1964 3,803
1965 3,792
1966 4,216