HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1244W
Vice-Admiral Taylor

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is satisfied that mails for His Majesty's ships are expeditiously despatched and that there is no undue delay in their receipt?

Mr. Shakespeare

I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that the expeditious delivery of mails to His Majesty's ships is regarded as a matter of the greatest importance. He will appreciate, however, that delivery to the Fleet in time of war presents unusual difficulties. Units of the Fleet are constantly on the move, and their locations are of necessity frequently altered at short notice. Every endeavour is made to ensure that, subject to the exigencies of the service, His Majesty's ships receive their mails at every available opportunity.