HC Deb 30 May 1918 vol 106 c995W

asked the Postmaster-General whether, if parcels for English prisoners in Turkey are to be sent to Alexandria for conveyance in ships destined to bring back such prisoners as are repatriated, he will arrange that such parcels shall be carried to Alexandria free of postage and of a greater weight than the present maximum, namely, 11 lbs.


Arrangements have been made for the acceptance at post offices of parcels for officer prisoners of war in Turkey for conveyance via Alexandria. Such parcels may contain only clothing, tobacco, and articles of a personal nature, but not food, and are accepted free of postage if they are addressed to the prisoner in care of the commissioner, British Red Cross Society, Mark's Buildings, Alexandria. My right hon. Friend regrets that it is not possible to accept parcels weighing over 111b. for transmission by post; but he understands that such parcels, if sent to the Commissioner, British Red Cross Society, Alexandria, otherwise than by post, would be duly forwarded.