HC Deb 05 April 1950 vol 473 c155W
99. Lieut. - Commander Hutchison

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that many weeks are being taken for the transport of letters from Malta to the United Kingdom by surface mail; and what is the official time which should be taken for the conveyance of letters from Malta to the United Kingdom, and vice versa, by surface mail and airmail, respectively.

Mr. Ness Edwards

I am not aware of such delays. By air, civil mails to and from Malta take half a day in actual transmission, and are dispatched four times a week: by surface, civil mails forwarded via Italy take from 4½ to 14 days, according to the incidence of sailings between Malta and Sicily. I am inquiring into the specific case of delay to Fleet mail which the hon. and gallant Member has brought to my notice and I will write to him as soon as possible.