HC Deb 08 November 1939 vol 353 cc240-1W
Sir J. Jarvis

asked the Postmaster-General whether he can make any statement on the subject of allowing free postage for letters sent by men on active service in the Royal Navy?

Major Tryon

Yes, Sir. I am glad to say that I have now arranged, with the consent of my right hon. Friends, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the First Lord of the Admiralty, to transmit and deliver, free of postage, letters and postal packets not exceeding 2 oz. in weight, posted by officers and men serving in His Majesty's sea-going ships and transports on Active Service at home or abroad.

To benefit from this concession the letters and packets must be posted on board a sea-going ship and must be forwarded in the ship's mail.