HC Deb 01 December 1948 vol 458 c186W
87. Squadron-Leader Fleming

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether any steps have been taken by the station-commander at Aden to improve the delivery and distribution of mails, particularly to the personnel at the R.A.F. Hospital, Steamer Point.

Mr. A. Henderson

I understand from my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General that air mail arrives at the Aden Post Office from London in abour four days, and surface mail in about three weeks. Sorting and delivering mail for R.A.F. personnel after it has arrived at Aden normally takes only three to four hours from the time of receipt. The Air Officer Commanding has reported certain cases where air mail seems to have been held up two to four days in transit, and I am in corespondence with my right hon. Friend about them.