HC Deb 19 May 1915 vol 71 cc2344-5
117. Mr. R. McNEILL

asked the Postmaster-General why the charge for sending parcels to soldiers at the front has recently been changed from inland rates to foreign rates; whether he is aware that this increase, which more than doubles the cost, is a hardship on the poorer friends of soldiers and in many cases prevents them sending comforts to the troops; and whether he can arrange to restore the cheaper rate of postage for parcels?


There has been no change in the postage rates on parcels sent to the troops in France. For the reasons explained in my answers to similar questions on the 16th November and 4th February last it is not practicable to reduce the rates.