HC Deb 13 December 1945 vol 417 cc761-2W
Mr. P. Freeman

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he will be able to arrange for some postal facilities with Austria before Christmas.

Mr. Burke

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for South Croydon (Lieut.-Colonel Rees-Williams) on 6th December, of which I am sending him a copy. The Post Office is prepared to reopen postal services with Austria as soon as the necessary authority has been given by the Control Commission with whom the matter rests. At the moment I cannot say whether or not a postal service will be in operation by Christmas.