HC Deb 23 June 1948 vol 452 cc1350-1
43. Mr. Keeling

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that copies of "The Times," "News Chronicle" and "Church Times" regularly posted during the last five months to Germans in the American sector of Berlin have not been delivered; what is the reason; and what action he is taking to deliver these mails.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

In accordance with a decision of the United States authorities of the Control Commission, printed papers may not be sent to addresses in the American sector of Berlin; and newpapers posted in error would be withheld from despatch and treated as undeliverable.

Mr. Keeling

Is there any connection between that ruling and the fact that the sorting office for the whole of Berlin is in the Russian sector? Should not some alternative means of delivering mails from England be devised?

Mr. Gallacher

What about the "Daily Worker"?