HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 cc2064-5
33. Sir Frank Sanderson

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the prolonged delay in the transport of mail from this country to the American armies serving in France, magazines and newspapers, such as "The Times," taking over three months; and can he give an asurance that deliveries will be expedited.

Captain Crookshank

The answer to the first part of the Question is, Yes, Sir. But the matter is one for the United States authorities, who undertake the transmission of this correspondence between this country and the Continent.

Sir F. Sanderson

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that there are cases in which "The Times" and other publications, and letters, have been sent regularly to American officers in France for the last three months and none has arrived? Is there anything he can do about it?

Captain Crookshank

It is not my responsibility; it is a matter for the American authorities. I have no doubt they will take note of my hon. Friend's statement.

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