Mr. E. Smith
asked the Postmaster-General the number of parcels, and their weight, received from America and delivered to houses in Great Britain for the years 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943, respectively?
§ Captain Crookshank
The number and weight of parcels for civil addresses from 1413W the United States of America, to which I understand the hon. Member refers, are as follow:
Number of Parcels. Weight in Tons (estimated) 1938 405,000 1,270 1940 155,000 490 1941 435,000 1,350 1942 815,000 1,450 March Qtr., 1943 145,000 250
I regret that no records are kept distinguishing parcels delivered to private houses from those delivered to other civil addresses.