HC Deb 01 December 1948 vol 458 cc183-4W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Postmaster-General why post offices are continually refusing to accept books for posting to Germany, whereas there are arrangements for sending books at printed matter rate to the British, French and American zones; and will he give publicity to these facilities.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

Printed matter, including books, newspapers and periodicals, is accepted for transmission to the British sector of Berlin, and to the British and American zones, but not to the French zone, of Germany. If my hon. Friend will let me know at which post offices packets due to be accepted have been refused, I will gladly have inquiries made. The service in question has been the subject of two separate Press and broadcast notices, and detailed information is published in the Post Office Guide. The special attention of post office counter officers is again being called to the availability of this particular service.