HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 cc1427-8W
Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that a surcharge has been imposed in some cases in the North of England on the delivery of letters from men on active service; and whether he will give further specific instructions to local post offices that all such correspondence is to be delivered free of charge?

Major Tryon

As indicated in the answer which I gave on the 9th of October to a question on the same subject by the hon. Member for the Central Division of Kingston-upon-Hull (Mr. Windsor), letters from troops in a theatre of war are exempt from postage up to 2 oz. in weight, but the concession of free postage does not extend to other troops abroad. Suitable instructions have already been issued to post offices in this country, and if the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of any case in which a surcharge has been wrongly imposed, I will have inquiry made.