HC Deb 16 February 1944 vol 397 cc172-3
39. Lady Apsley

asked the Postmaster-General if he will consider reducing the cost of 6d. for an air mail letter and 3d. for an airgraph to 3d. and 2d., respectively, in view of the burden imposed on the wives and mothers of Service men whose incomes have been reduced as a result of the breadwinner leaving home and who find the cost of airborne communications a hardship.

The Postmaster-General (Captain Crookshank)

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my hon. Friend, the Assistant Postmaster-General, gave to the hon. and gallant Member for the City of Chester (Major Nield) on this subject on 9th February.

Major Woolley

In view of the enormous satisfaction which the mail gives to our troops overseas, will my right hon. and gallant Friend do everything he can to encourage mail being sent over there?

Captain Crookshank

Yes, Sir; but this is a question about altering the charges.