HC Deb 18 July 1944 vol 402 c39W
Major Kimball

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that some ratings serving in an L.C.T., of which he has been advised of the number, have received no letters since D day, although letters to them have been posted c/o G.P.O., London; and will he take the necessary action to speed up delivery of mail to the L.C.T. flotilla.

Mr. Alexander

Difficulties over despatch of mails to warships and landing craft engaged in current operations which were due largely to the necessary increase of security measures, have been given the most active attention of the Admiralty and of the General Post Office. All possible measures have been taken to strengthen the staff employed upon the work, including the loan of Naval ratings, and other detailed remedial measures have been put into effect. I am glad to say that there has already been a great improvement in the speed with which mails are reaching the ships, and can assure my hon. Friend that the closest watch is being kept to see that everything possible is done to secure further improvement.