§ 76. Sir Ralph Glyn
asked the Postmaster-General how he can explain the opening and sealing by the German army high command censor of a letter posted in London at 7.15 p.m. on the 24th October, and addressed to Zurich, Switzerland; why English mail for Switzerland, or any part of it, need be routed via Germany; and whether he will make the necessary representations to the French and Swiss authorities?
§ The Assistant Postmaster - General (Captain Waterhouse)
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answers which I gave to questions on this subject by my hon. Friends the Members for Chatham (Captain Plugge) and North Salford (Mr. Morris) on 22nd and 23rd November.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman explain why this letter had to go through Germany at all?
§ Captain Waterhouse
I am afraid I cannot, without notice, give the exact reasons, but I understand that a bag got on to the wrong track and went into Belgium and was sent from Belguim through Germany.