HC Deb 21 March 1922 vol 152 c276W
Major GLYN

asked the Postmaster-General whether any arrangements can be made whereby British officers, noncommissioned officers, and men serving in the Army in India may have improved facilities for the despatch and receipt of parcels through the medium of the Army postal service; whether parcels addressed to officers and men in India, and paid for at a British post office, are frequently surcharged in excess of the sum demanded at the office of despatch; and whether he will have inquiry made* into this matter so that this hardship may be removed?


Parcels for and from members of the military forces in India are treated, as far as the British Post Office is concerned, exactly like parcels for and from civilians. The surcharges referred to in the second part of the question are probably Customs charges from which parcels for garrison troops are not as a rule exempt. If, however, my hon. and gallant Friend can furnish instances of postal charges apparently raised in error by the Indian Post Office on parcels for the troops, I shall be happy to have inquiry made.

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