HC Deb 21 May 1946 vol 423 cc175-6
27. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will make arrangements for the delivery of mail sent from this country to members of His Majesty's Forces in Palestine to be expedited by transporting it there direct rather than sending it via Egypt as at present.

Mr. Lawson

The possibility of conveying mails direct to Palestine by air was recently examined in consultation with R.A.F. Transport Command, but it was found impracticable to provide a reliable through service of adequate frequency. The existing method is working satisfactorily and mails are arriving in Palestine in four to five days on an average.