§ Mr. DEVLIN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that dissatisfaction exists amongst troops at Salonika and their friends at home owing to the delay in the delivery of parcels and letters; and whether he will take steps to see that both the parcel and the letter postal services are accelerated?
§ Mr. J. PEASE
As I informed the hon. Member for Tamworth on the 25th January last, letter and parcel mails for the Salonika Force are forwarded from London by the most expeditious routes at the disposal of the Post Office, and there is no avoidable delay in their transmission. The period of transit for parcels is necessarily longer than for letters, but as a rule does not exceed three weeks.