HC Deb 15 April 1919 vol 114 cc2702-3
17 and 18. Mr. EVELYN CECIL

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) whether he can yet say what control, if any, has been taken over German civilian post offices in the territory under British military occupation in respect of letters destined for the occupied territory itself, Germany and other enemy countries, Great Britain or her allied countries, and neutral countries; (2) whether a decision has now been arrived at as to the advisability of establishing a British administration of German post offices in the occupied territory, under which postage stamps would be surcharged G.R.I., postal salaries would be paid by the British Government, and profits would be received by the British Government as contributory to the German indemnity?


I regret that I have not yet received the Report from overseas which is necessary to enable me to answer these questions, but, as stated in previous answers, I am endeavouring to expedite matters. Perhaps my right hon. Friend will wait till he hears from me before putting down his questions again.