HC Deb 12 February 1947 vol 433 cc71-2W
106. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for War the average time taken in the transmission of letters from German prisoners in Britain to their homes in Germany; and the average times taken in the transmission of letters from the various zones of Germany to prisoners in Britain.

Mr. J. Freeman

Samples of letters over the last 10 days, when bad weather has been slowing transport, give averages of 10 days for letters from this coun- try to the British zone, 8 days to the French zone and 14 days elsewhere. For inward letters the averages were 18 days from the British zone, 13 from the American, 11 from the French and 15 from the Russian.

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