HC Deb 27 March 1945 vol 409 c1293
18. Mr. Cocks

asked the Secretary of State far War whether steps are being taken to improve the postal services to the troops in Burma.

Sir J. Griģģ

I was speaKinģ a few days ago to the Vice-Chief of the Imperial General Staff who had just returned from a visit to Burma. He mentioned that while he was with a unit actually engaged with the Japanese, mail arrived which had left England seven days before. I do not think it very likely that we shall be able to improve on this.

Mr. Cocks

That is probably an exceptional case. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that soldiers are still writing home to say that the mails from England are few and far between?

Sir J. Griģģ

I do not believe that is in the slightest degree true. I have abundant evidence, apart from that of the Vice-Chief of the Imperial General Staff, that mails are arriving in Burma seven days after posting in England.