HC Deb 20 June 1951 vol 489 cc49-50W
46. Mr. Nigel Davies

asked the Minister of Defence whether he will grant facilities for a weekly quota of letters to be sent free of postage by men on active service in Korea.

52. Mr. Manuel

asked the Minister of Defence if he will consider the provision of free postal facilities for all troops in combat areas.

Mr. Shinwell

There is no restriction on the number of light-weight Forces letters which can be sent to the United Kingdom by air free of postage by Service men in Korea. In view of the cost of the concession I do not think that its extension to other theatres would be justified.

56. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Postmaster-General whether, with a view to achieving a quick and cheap method of correspondence between the United Kingdom and His Majesty's Forces in Korea, he will consider re-introducing the air-graph system inaugurated during the war.

Mr. Ness Edwards

No. War experience clearly showed that the airgraph has not sufficient popular appeal in competition with the light-weight Forces letter.

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