§ 104. Mr. Anthony Greenwood
asked the Secretary of State for War how many tons of mail for His Majesty's forces were aboard m.v. "Priam," when she anchored in Singapore roads in the early morning of 28th December, 1946; at what date and time unloading of mail began; at what date and time unloading of mail was completed; and whether he is aware that the first bags of mail loaded into the lighter were still aboard the lighter two days later.
§ Mr. Bellenger
Seventy shipping tons of Forces mail were aboard the "Priam" when she arrived at Singapore. I am aware that delay occurred in the clearance of mails from this vessel at Singapore which I understand was mainly attributable to inclement weather, labour difficulties and shortage of transport. I have called for a report and will write to my hon. Friend.