§ 84. Brigadier Thorp
asked the Secretary of State for War what arrangements there are for troops on operations in Malaya to dispatch mail; and how much of this mail is lost during transit.39W
§ 85. Brigadier Thorp
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will make a statement regarding mails to and from the troops in Malaya.
§ Mr. Strachey
Mail between this country and the Forces in Malaya is handled by civil postal authorities. The service is satisfactory. Air mails are despatched regularly in each direction at intervals of one or two days. Surface mails are despatched in each direction four to five times each month and take about one month in transit. No mails are reported to be outstanding.