HC Deb 11 May 1960 vol 623 c390
8. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Postmaster-General if he will investigate the circumstances under which parcels sent from Cyprus by a serving soldier to his home address in Coatbridge, details of which have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Coatbridge and Airdrie, have been delivered to this address in an insecure condition and showing evidence of having been tampered with.

Miss Pike

The hon. Member, I believe, is referring to two greetings cards each enclosed in a box. Detailed inquiry is not possible as neither of the boxes is now available. I can only say that I am very sorry if the cards were damaged in the post, but if they were this must have been purely accidental.

Mr. Dempsey

Could we have an assurance from the Minister that some action will be taken to avoid a repetition? It seems to me that serving soldiers in Cyprus are entitled to the courtesy of having their mail delivered securely?

Miss Pike

This has been very carefully investigated. I can assure the hon. Gentleman that it will not occur again.

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