§ 27. Mr. Summers
asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that parcels sent to men serving with the B.L.A. forces, frequently at considerable personal sacrifice, are not arriving; and what steps he is taking to improve the service.
§ Sir J. Grigg
I am not aware that parcels which are properly packed and correctly addressed are not reaching men in the British Liberation Army. If my hon. Friend will send me particulars of the cases to which he refers they will be investigated. It is very important that general complaints of this kind should be accompanied by specific instances. Sometimes the specific cases enable the machinery to be improved. Sometimes they are insufficient to sustain a general accusation. In one case, where an offi- 2382 cial complaint reached us from an operational theatre, it was conclusively proved that not more than one in 40 of the parcels in question had, in fact, gone astray.