§ 62. Major Nield
asked the Secretary of State for War what arrangements have been made for a mail service to the Armed Forces serving in France; and if he is 1984 satisfied that all steps are being taken to ensure as efficient a service as circumstances permit.
§ Mr. A. Henderson
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton) yesterday. As regards the second part of the Question, I am satisfied that the Army postal authorities are doing their best to ensure as efficient a service as circumstances permit.
§ Mr. Turton
As the Secretary of State said yesterday that the present arrangements are only temporary, and as it is delaying the mails to address them to troops at Army Post Offices in England, will he accelerate the change-over from these temporary arrangements to a more stable and speedy system?
§ Mr. Henderson
We hope to make the changes as soon as possible, but I think I ought to tell the House that in the first three days 23 tons of mail were taken over to the other side.