HC Deb 16 June 1942 vol 380 cc1396-7W
Mr. Muff

asked the Postmaster-General what facilities are being given to our Armed Forces recently operating in Burma, to communicate with their friends and relatives in Britain?

Sir J. Grigg

I have been asked to reply. Owing to the breakdown in the Burma postal services and the impossibility of buying stamps, the Commander-in-Chief, India, arranged for each man of the troops engaged in Burma to be allowed one free air mail letter a week, and free postage for all surface mail. Since they have left Burma he has allowed them to keep these privileges temporarily.