HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 c286W
74. Mr. W. R. Williams

asked the Minister of Food whether it is permissible for packets of tea to be posted direct from bonded warehouses in this country to individuals in Germany and Poland under the gift-parcel scheme; and what is the maximum amount permitted per parcel.

Dr. Summerskill

Under the gift parcel scheme, an individual in this country may send the whole or part of his own tea ration only to somebody in Germany and Poland. The maximum which can be sent in any one parcel is 2 lb. It is possible, however, for an individual in a hard currency country to arrange for tea to be sent to a recipient in this country or the continent. This tea can be dispatched from a bonded warehouse.

75. Mr. W. R. Williams

asked the Minister of Food what steps are taken by local food offices before permits are granted under the gift parcels scheme to Germany and Poland to ensure that the contents of parcels are strictly in accordance with the endorsement made on the declaration forms.

Dr. Summerskill

None. The function of the food office in this matter is to certify that the declared contents of gift parcels are rationed foods or rationed soap and do not exceed the weights allowed under the scheme.

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