HC Deb 27 February 1941 vol 369 c652W
Sir J. Mellor

asked the Postmaster-General the method of disposal of parcels which contain perishable articles when delivery to the addressees is not possible and the senders cannot be traced?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Perishable articles contained in parcels which cannot be delivered or returned to the senders are normally sold to dealers in the neighbourhood of the Returned Letter Branch concerned. If however time is short or other considerations render that course advisable they are sold under proper safeguards to the member of the Post Office staff who makes the best offer. Some articles are in such a condition that they have to be destroyed.