§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can give any information in connection with the two Post Office 870W robberies in London last Tuesday night and the value of the stamps, money and other things stolen; and how many Post Office robberies have taken place since September, 1940?
If, as I assume, my hon. Friend is referring to the robberies from the Post Offices at Enfield and Cheam, the total losses were £451 and £2,992 respectively. These amounts, however, are face values and the net loss may be much less. Since 1st September, 1940, to date the total number of Post Office robberies is 183, but in a number of cases there was no loss at all.