HC Deb 30 May 1945 vol 411 c226W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the Postmaster-General if tobacco and cigarettes sent to prisoners of war which have never reached the camps, but are at Lisbon and elsewhere, will be returned to this country to the senders; if not, whether there will be any refund, and what it is proposed to do with the parcels.

Major Anstruther-Gray

No, Sir. By agreement with the manufacturers who have despatched tobacco parcels to prisoners of war, any such parcels which prove to be undeliverable abroad are being placed at the disposal of the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva for general distribution.