HC Deb 13 March 1941 vol 369 cc1417-8
29. Sir P. Hannon

asked the Home Secretary whether his recent efforts to improve the exchange of correspondence between the Channel Islands and this country has had effect; and whether he is aware that complaint is still being made that letters to and from the Channel Islands have suffered longer periods of delay than in the case of other occupied countries?

Mr. H. Morrison

I am very conscious of the difficulties and delays experienced in the exchange of correspondence between persons in this country and their relatives and friends in the Channel Islands, and my hon. Friend may be assured that nothing which I can do to assist in overcoming those difficulties will be left undone. While every effort will be made to improve the arrangements, I think an expression of thanks is due to the War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and Order of St. John, whose Director published in the ' Times'' of 22nd February a valuable statement as to the means of communication which are at present available.