HC Deb 28 July 1943 vol 391 c1607W
Squadron-Leader Fleming

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to make a statement in respect of the representations he made, through the Protecting Power in January and March, to the Italian authorities about the delay in the dispatch of prisoners of war letters from Italy?

Mr. Eden

No reply has been received to these representations.

Squadron-Leader Fleming

asked the Postmaster-General whether there has been any improvement in the delivery of letters from our men held as prisoners of war in Italy since representations were made to the Italian Government?

Captain Crookshank

There has been some improvement but the position is still far from satisfactory. The mails from British prisoners of war in Italy now usually comprise about 50 per cent. of current letters dated a month or so previously and about 50 per cent. of older letters.