HC Deb 29 January 1947 vol 432 cc190-1W
26. Mr. Channon

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether, in view of the inconvenience caused to business men and the general public by the long time taken in the transmission of mail from the U.S.A., he will accelerate that service.

Mr. Burke

The mail service from the United States of America is the responsibility of the United States Post Office. Since the interruption due to the strike of maritime workers in the States in October, surface letter mails have taken an average of 10–11 days in transmission. There was recently an exception to this in a mail of second class matter, and I am having this investigated. Air mail correspondence has been received in London generally within one or two days after despatch from New York.