HC Deb 19 September 1940 vol 365 c218W
Mr. Muff

asked the Secretary of State for War whether facilities are now available to enable parcels to be sent to British prisoners of war in Germany; and what is the procedure necessary in order to send letters to prisoners of war?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I have been asked by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War to answer this Question. Parcels of food and clothing are at present being despatched by the British Red Cross Society to British prisoners of war in Germany. Parcels cannot be sent by relatives but I hope that it will shortly be possible to permit the next of kin of each prisoner to post a "personal" parcel each quarter. Letters can be posted in the ordinary way and postage should not be prepaid: the address should include full particulars of the internment camp as notified to the next of kin and should bear the words "Prisoners of War Post" and their German equivalent "Kriegsgefangenenpost" in the top left hand corner. A leaflet giving up-to-date information as regards correspondence for prisoners of war abroad will shortly be issued by my Department.