HC Deb 06 March 1919 vol 113 cc660-1W

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; (2) whether he has further 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?


I regret that I am not yet in a position to answer these questions, as the reply from the military authorities overseas to the inquiries sent them has not yet come to hand. I have had an urgent telegram sent to hasten matters, and I hope to be able to reply in a few days, if my right hon. Friend will again repeat his questions.