HC Deb 20 January 1953 vol 510 c14W
83. Mr. Murray

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that 22596885 Private D. Hail, of 64, Deerness Estate, Tow Law, County Durham, now serving with the 11 th Platoon, D Company, 1st Battalion, Durham light Infantry, British Army Post Office 3, in Korea, although receiving his letters, has never received the local newspapers that are sent each week; that a parcel was posted to him on 18th October, 1952, which he has not received, and that this complaint affects other Service personnel from Tow Law, and is causing depression among the troops; and what action he is taking about this matter.

Mr. J. R. H. Hutchison

This case has been looked into and I understand that Private Hail is getting his newspapers satisfactorily and that a parcel which is believed to be the one posted on 18th October last year was delivered to him at Christmas.

Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for War what Scottish Sunday papers are available to the troops in Korea.

Mr. Head

One hundred and forty-five copies of the Scottish "Sunday Post" are at present being sent each week to Korea.