HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 c2420
50. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Minister of Defence if he will now say whether the charges for air mail parcels sent to our Forces in Korea can be reduced.

Mr. Shinwell

The Government's decision on this matter was announced in the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry, South (Miss Burton) on 7th February.

Brigadier Clarke

Does the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that the high cost of air freight, of approximately 35s. for a 2 lb. cake, causes great hardship to parents who want to send the cake and a greater hardship to the men who cannot receive it as a result of this action?

Mr. Shinwell

I have already answered Questions about this several times. We are trying to devise something which will give satisfaction to those concerned.