HC Deb 29 June 1944 vol 401 c820W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Postmaster-General if he will inquire into the existing arrangements for the collection and delivery of mails to officers and men serving in landing craft of all types based on this country; whether he is aware that some of these ships have had no letters or papers for over a month; and if he will take steps to remedy the position.

Captain Crookshank

A short delay in the delivery of mails to these craft has been unavoidable on account of security measures taken on operational grounds, but I am satisfied, after consultation with the Admiralty, that the alleged prolonged delay in the receipt of mails by landing-craft taking part in current operations is not general. During operations, however, these craft present exceptional difficulties. I am informed by the Admiralty that on the whole the delivery of mails to operational craft has not been unsatisfactory, but I shall be glad to investigate any specific cases.