MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the Post Office authorities have demanded 7s. 8d. postage on half a pound of tobacco which a woman in Ireland desired to send to her husband, who is serving with the British Army in South Africa; and whether the War Office can make any arrangements with the Post Office, or otherwise, by which the relatives of soldiers in South Africa can send small parcels to them free of charge.
§ * 'MR. WYNDHAM
I have authority to say that if the hon. Member will send particulars to the General Post Office inquiry will be made, and that if any mistake has occurred it will be rectified. The postage for parcels to South Africa up to 1 lb. is only 9d., and no duty is charged upon them.