HC Deb 07 March 1944 vol 397 c1858
32. Mr. Palmer

asked the Secretary of State for War the reasons why considerable delays occur in the delivery of mails to personnel in hospitals in Italy.

Sir J. Griģģ

When a man is admitted to hospital he may inform his correspondents of his new address. A special card is provided for the purpose. If he cannot do this the hospital lets his unit know where he is and the unit re-directs his letters. This should work smoothly but my hon. Friend will appreciate that enemy action and moves of the unit or the man may upset these arrangements in individual cases and delays may occur. In order to ensure that delay is avoided wherever possible I am having the attention of the military authorities in Italy drawn to the substance of my hon. Friend's Question.