HC Deb 21 December 1944 vol 406 c1990W
Wing-Commander Errington

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a number of parcels between the B.L.A. and this country, and vice versa, get lost; and whether he will initiate a system of registration at a normal fee which will ensure at least the tracing of any such parcels.

Captain Crookshank

I have been asked to reply. As regards the first part of the Question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given by the Secretary of State for War to the hon. Member for Northampton (Mr. Summers) on 28th November, which applies also,mutatis mutandis, to parcels from the B.L.A. to this country. In accordance with international practice the system of registration does not apply to parcels to and from British forces abroad, but packets up to 4 lb. in weight may be sent by letter post and can be registered, if so desired.