HC Deb 09 June 1953 vol 516 c6W
67. Mr. Odey

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the regulation which permits the opening of parcels for examination by Her Majesty's Customs is intended to cover private correspondence.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The opening of letters in the overseas mails is authorised by the Foreign Postal Packets (Customs) Warrant, 1948.