HC Deb 09 September 1942 vol 383 c178W
Mr. R. Morgan

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of changing world postal arrangements, he will consider compiling each week an up-to-date statement of all the main methods of correspondence between this country and our chief interests abroad and make it readily accessible to the public?

Mr. Grimston

I am obliged to my hon. Friend for this suggestion. A circular is already issued every week to all post offices giving full information as to changes in the postal services between this country and other parts of the world. This information is thus available for the guidance of the public. In addition all important alterations and developments in the postal services are given the widest possible publicity as they occur through the medium of the Press and the British Broadcasting Corporation. While in peace-time it was possible to publish periodically detailed information about overseas mail services, similar publication in war-time is impracticable because many of the details have to be kept confidential: moreover, the shortage of paper would preclude any wide distribution.