HC Deb 06 December 1955 vol 547 c40W
101. Mr. Dye

asked the Secretary of State for War the usual time taken for mail posted in the United Kingdom to reach the Service men now stationed in Cyprus; and what complaints he has received from parents of National Service men now serving in the Royal Norfolk Regiment concerning delays in the receipt of letters and parcels by their sons.

Mr. F. Maclean

Three to four days for airmail letters, about three weeks for surface mail and three to five weeks for parcels. Two complaints have reached me about delay to mail for the Royal Norfolk Regiment. In each case the delay was due to letters being sent at the surface instead of the airmail rate.