HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 cc189-90W
72 and 73. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for War (1) if he will make additional duty free parcels available so that our troops fighting in Korea may send Christmas presents to their wives and relatives:

(2) what duty free parcels may now be sent to this country by troops serving in Korea.

Mr. Head

Troops serving in Korea may send duty free parcels containing goods other than tobacco, scent or liquor, of not more than 10s. in value and food parcels which do not weigh more than 22 lbs. There is no limit to the numbers of these parcels that may be sent. I do not think that I would be justified in seeking to extend these arrangements by the proposed concession.

Brigadier Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for War why the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute parcels to Korea must contain tobacco or cigarettes; and if, in future, he will make it possible to send parcels containing chocolates with-but tobacco or cigarettes.

Mr. Head

Yes. This is being done, and I am obliged to my hon. Friend the Member for Reigate (Mr. Vaughan-Morgan) and to the hon. and gallant Gentleman for drawing my attention to this matter.