§ Mr. Brooman-White
asked the Assistant Postmaster-General the number and value of claims made during the year 1951 for drafts sent by post on behalf of the Ministry of National Insurance and not received by the beneficiaries.
§ Mr. Turton
I have been asked to reply.
Of an annual total of 42 million postal drafts sent by post by my Department, some 22,000 are reported as not 83W received, but in one-quarter of these cases the complaint is withdrawn. It is not possible, without undue expenditure of staff time, to estimate the amount involved.