HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 cc1201-2
21. Mr. Hannah

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that an urgent air mail letter, posted in Montreal on 23rd October, was not delivered in Bilston till 6th November; and will he take steps to prevent such delays?

Captain Waterhouse

The departure of the Pan-American Airways flying boat due to leave New York on Wednesday, 25th October, was delayed, and the mails which come by surface route from Lisbon did not reach this country till 4th and 5th November. There is no evidence of delay in this country, but if my hon. Friend will furnish me with the cover of the letter he refers to, I will gladly have inquiry made.

Mr. A. Edwards

If I give the hon. and gallant Member a letter received yesterday which had taken 25 days to come from Holland will he also look into that matter?

Captain Waterhouse

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Poole

Will the hon. and gallant Member tell us where is Bilston?

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