HC Deb 10 May 1948 vol 450 c1714
21. Mr. D. Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what instructions are in force in Berlin with regard to parcel post.

Mr. McNeil

Quadripartite regulations governing the parcel post between Berlin and the four zones of occupation were agreed on 29th April, 1947, and the service began on 15th May, 1947. On 1st April, 1948, all parcels between Berlin and the four zones were held up on orders issued unilaterally by the Russians. Their object was to obtain substantial amendments to the regulations. These amendments were not acceptable to the other three occupying Powers. The matter is still under discussion in the Four Power Kommandatura.