HC Deb 03 July 1940 vol 362 cc821-2
22. Mr. R. J. Taylor

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the irritation aroused through the Post Office charging double postage on unstamped letters sent by returned soldiers from Dunkirk to their parents, informing them of their safe return; and whether he will take steps to avoid any repetition of this grievance?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Instructions were issued to all post offices in this country that correspondence posted by British troops in course of evacuation from France should be accepted without stamps and delivered free of charge. If the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of any cases in which surcharges were incorrectly raised, I shall be glad to arrange for the amounts to be refunded.

23. Captain Strickland

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider granting free postage on home letters from all overseas troops serving in this country?

Mr. Morrison

I am already in communication with the Dominions authorities with a view to enabling them to arrange for their forces in this country to send their letters home free of postage.