HC Deb 24 October 1939 vol 352 cc1215-6W
Sir E. Makins

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will extend the same facilities and postal costs, for the sending of parcels to troops in other parts of the Empire, as he is proposing for troops in France?

Major Tryon

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer which I gave to questions by the hon. Members for Bilston (Mr. Hannah), Doncaster (Mr. J. Morgan) and Linlithgow (Mr. Mathers) on 17th October, from which he will see that the reduced rates which I then announced apply to parcels for all British troops abroad, wherever they may be serving.

Mr. Mander

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will state the position with regard to the charge for postage on parcels and duty on cigarettes for soldiers in France; and whether he is aware of complaints that these charges are too high?

Major Tryon

I would refer the hon. Member to the answers I gave to the hon. Members for Doncaster (Mr. J. Morgan), Linlithgow (Mr. Mathers) and the Bilston Division of Wolverhampton (Mr. Hannah) on 17th October, when I announced substantial reductions in the charges on parcels sent to members of His Majesty's Forces serving overseas, which came into force on Wednesday last.

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