HC Deb 19 January 1943 vol 386 c66W
Mr. Hutchinson

asked the Postmaster-General whether letters addressed to prisoners of war in Japanese hands, through the Red Cross Society or otherwise, are now being received by the prisoners?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Mails containing letters for British prisoners of war in Japanese hands, posted in accordance with the instructions given in the leaflet obtainable at Post Offices, have been despatched as opportunity offered since July, 1942. Some months would inevitably elapse before the letters could reach their destination and I regret I have no information whether any letters have actually been delivered. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs is having inquiry made in the matter through the Protecting Power.