HC Deb 26 January 1944 vol 396 cc670-1
17. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Postmaster-General if it has yet been found possible to arrange for the delivery of mails via Vladivostok to British prisoners of war in Japanese hands.

The Postmaster - General (Captain Crookshank)

Letters and postcards for British prisoners of war and civilian internees in Japanese hands are despatched regularly via Russia and the trans-Siberian railway and I understand the mails pass through the port of Fusan. It is not possible at present to send mails via America and Vladivostok.

Sir A. Knox

Is there any prospect of getting parcels sent by the same route?

Captain Crookshank

I should like to have notice of the Question about parcels. I have answered what my hon. and gallant Friend asked me.