HC Deb 18 March 1919 vol 113 c1893
27 and 28. Mr. EVELYN CECIL

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) what control has been taken, if any, over the 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, and Great Britain or her Allied countries, or neutral countries; and (2) whether he has further considered 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; and whether any decision has been arrived at?


I regret that I am not yet in possession of the information from France which is necessary to enable me to answer these two questions. I will let my right hon. Friend know as soon as I am in a position to reply, which I hope will be in the course of the next few days.