HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 cc1965-6
29. Mr. Walter Edwards

asked the Minister of Information if he is aware of the grave dissatisfaction which has been caused through the ban on the dispatch of parcels to the Forces stationed in Northern Ireland; and will he now reconsider the position.

Mr. Bracken

I do not think that the public fully understands that parcels may still be sent to the Forces stationed in Northern Ireland through permit holders. I can assure my hon. Friend that when security conditions permit the ban will be immediately withdrawn.

Mr. Edwards

Is my right hon. Friend aware that when applications are made to send parcels through the Permit Office, the Permit Office reply stating that only in exceptional cases can they be granted?

Mr. Bracken

I wish my hon. Friend would give me the cases he has in mind because the public is subjected quite enough to badgering, and if the officials do not carry out instructions given to them I shall see that they do their duty.