HC Deb 26 November 1941 vol 376 c738
29. Mr. David Adams

asked the Undersecretary of State for the Colonies why, as every British subject has the right to send petitions of a certain weight post free to the Sovereign or Members of either House of Parliament, British citizens resident in Jerusalem have been advised that such free postage does not extend to them; and whether, as there is a growing British community in Jerusalem without consul or consulate, he will consider the desirability of applying these special postage facilities to such correspondence from British subjects in Jerusalem?

Mr. George Hall

Any petition or memorial addressed to His Majesty the King, or to a Department of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, by any British subject in Palestine, will, if transmitted through the High Commissioner as required by the Colonial Regulations, be forwarded by the High Commissioner without any charge for postage. In these circumstances, the question of special postal facilities does not appear to arise.

Mr. Adams

Will this information be circulated?

Mr. Hall

I cannot give any guarantee about that.

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