HC Deb 15 November 1950 vol 480 cc1699-700
27. Mr. Gammans

asked the Postmaster-General what was the normal date on which letters and parcels delivered by sea mail to Malaya had to be posted before the war in this country in order to arrive in time for Christmas; and what are the comparative dates to-day.

Mr. Ness Edwards

The comparable dates in 1938 and this year for the all-sea route are 12th and 8th November respectively, but in 1938 letters were sent by air under the Empire Air Mail Scheme and could be posted up to 2nd December.