HC Deb 23 November 1914 vol 68 c780

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether he will consider the desirability of relaxing the restrictions imposed on the correspondence of those on active service, as at the present time in certain cases men are not permitted, even without giving addresses, to satisfy their relatives as to their well-being, such uncertainty accounting, to a considerable extent, for the present slow rate of recruiting?


Field-service postcards are served out to the men every week, and I am not aware that they are in any circumstances unable to send them. By the use of these a man can keep his relatives informed as to his health, even if he does not send letters.