Mail Van Robbery, London

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Charles Hobson Mr Charles Hobson , Keighley 12:00 am, 30th July 1952

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he has any further statement to make on the mail van ambush and robbery which occurred near Oxford Street in May.

Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

I regret that at present there is nothing which I can usefully add to the reply which I gave to the right hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Ness Edwards) and to my hon. Friend the Member for Orpington (Sir W. Smithers) on 11th June last.

Photo of Mr Charles Hobson Mr Charles Hobson , Keighley

Is the Minister still having Departmental inquiries with regard particularly to the routeing of this vehicle and also with regard to the question of substitution of vehicles?

Photo of Mr William Proctor Mr William Proctor , Eccles

Does not the hon. Gentleman think that the Government have set a bad example to the gangsters by attempting to rob the nation of £40 million on transport?