HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c240W
113. Mr. Randall

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware that parcels sent by ordinary civilian post to Austria and Czechoslovakia often tail to reach their destination, whereas registered parcels of 4 lbs. maximum weight usually reach their rightful recipients; and, in view of this, if he will consider allowing the maximum weight of registered parcels to be increased to 7 lbs.

Mr. Burke

Registration in the international postal service is confined to the letter post. The maximum weight of 4 lb. for letter packets is fixed by international regulations and I cannot increase it. I am not aware that ordinary parcels are failing to reach the addressees in the countries mentioned It is known, how ever, that there ha? been delay in the delivery of parcels sent to Czechoslovakia, due to conditions on the route. I will gladly have inquiries made into any case of which my hon Friend will furnish details.