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.
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.190W