asked the Secretary of State for War if, in order to save heavy postage on parcels, he will institute a scheme under which the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute will hold in this country a stock of goods of the kinds most commonly sent home by men serving in Korea, Malaya, and the Middle East, and will deliver them to addresses in this country when Service men order and pay for them at the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute's shops in those theatres.
§ Mr. Driberg
Does the right hon. Gentleman recall that cases have frequently been raised in the House of parcels on which very heavy postage has to be paid, and sometimes also dues on delivery at home? This suggestion would get round that difficulty. Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise also that this is simply, in reverse, the scheme he has accepted from the hon. and gallant Member for Portsmouth, West (Brigadier Clarke)?
§ Miss Burton
Would the right hon. Gentleman at the same time consult with the Chancellor to see if anything can be done about the very heavy duty that has to be paid on these parcels? It is a real source of embarrassment to their families.