HC Deb 04 December 1946 vol 431 c336
60. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Food whether his attention has been drawn to the confiscation of tiny pieces of wedding cake despatched by newly-married couples to their friends overseas who had sent them the ingredients; whether he is aware that this causes resentment at home and abroad; and whether he will give permission for small presents of wedding cake to pass unhindered.

Dr. Summerskill

There is no obstacle to the despatch abroad by letter of small packets of wedding cake. In a recent case a packet was held up because it did not comply with the postal regulations, not of this country but of the country of destination.

Mr. Keeling

Would the Minister be a little more specific?

Dr. Summerskill

I would remind the hon. Gentleman that that is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General.