§ Sir R. Blair
asked the Postmaster-General whether letters addressed to members of the Royal Air Force stationed in Iraq, and to His Majesty's ships at ports in Iraq, may be prepaid at the smaller imperial rate of postage; and if not, will he consider granting this privilege to all members of the forces while serving in Iraq?
§ Sir W. Womersley
Letters addressed to members of the Royal Air Force stationed 2367W in Iraq are delivered through the Civil Post Office of that country and are therefore subject to the same rates of postage as civil correspondence, namely, 2½d. for the first ounce and 1½d. for each additional ounce; and I regret that I am not in a position to arrange for any reduction in those rates. Under international postal regulations letters for His Majesty's ships outside Home Waters, including ports in Iraq, are forwarded in closed mails for the ships concerned, and the lower rate of 1½d. for the first ounce and 1d. for each additional ounce is already applicable to these letters.