HC Deb 31 March 1919 vol 114 c882
93. Mr. SUGDEN

asked the Postmaster-General why, although he sanctions the forwarding of patterns by post to Constantinople, he grants no registration, and resultant very few English, samples are shown, whereas American samples are pouring into Turkey?


Sample packets for Constantinople, as well as letters and packets of printed and commercial papers, can be registered if addressed; "Poste Restante, British Army Post Office, Constantinople." Correspondence for European Turkey not so addressed can only be delivered through the Turkish Post Office, and in the absence of information as to the present condition of the Turkish Postal Service, it is considered to be inadvisable to accept such correspondence for registration.