HC Deb 01 April 1935 vol 300 c29W

asked the Postmaster-General whether any countries in the postal union are adopting the rule that letters of foreign origin are not delivered unless national spelling of towns and citizens is used by foreigners sending such letters; and whether, in that case, he will state which those countries are?


I understand that regulations of this kind were issued in Estonia in January, 1934, but the Estonian postal authorities were given discretion to make exceptions to the rule, and, as far as I am aware, there have been no complaints of the non-delivery of letters. A similar rule was introduced in Latvia last year, but I am informed that it has since been withdrawn.