HC Deb 17 February 1919 vol 112 cc609-10W

asked the Postmaster-General (1) what control he has taken, if any, over the German civilian post offices in the territory under British military occupation in respect of letters destined for the occupied territory itself, Germany or other enemy countries, and Great Britain or her Allied countries, or neutral countries; and

(2) whether he has considered the advisability of establishing a British administration of German post offices in the occupied territory, under which postage stamps would be surcharged G.R.I., postal salaries would be paid by the British Government, and profits would be received by the British Government as contributory to the German indemnity.

Captain GUEST

My right hon. Friend, the Postmaster General, has asked me to answer this question. It is necessary to make inquiries of the military authorities overseas, and I should be glad therefore if my right hon. Friend would repeat his questions next week.