HC Deb 19 October 1920 vol 133 cc797-8W
Lieut.-Colonel CROFT

asked the Postmaster-General whether a parcel on being weighed in a local Post Office and the amount demanded paid over the counter, the weighing should be disputed by another Post Office, and in consequence the parcel, containing essential articles for despatch abroad, is held up for a long time by the postal officials; and whether he will take steps to correct this anomaly, in view of the fact that many such parcels are being sent to men on service abroad who find it difficult to obtain essential articles of clothing, etc.?


It is not the practice of the Post Office to detain an insufficiently prepaid parcel for abroad, whether addressed to a soldier, a sailor, or a civilian, if in other respects it conforms with the regulations

understood to base its claim to charge this sum against the Government.