HC Deb 16 November 1955 vol 546 cc33-4W
67. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Minister of Defence whether he will now make a statement with regard to free air mail facilities at Christmas for United Kingdom forces in Cyprus.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I have considered further with my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General what arrangements can be made to help over the despatch of parcels for delivery at Christmas to members of Her Majesty's Forces stationed in Cyprus. Such parcels will be accepted at Post Offices in the United Kingdom up to Tuesday, 29th November instead of today as previously announced by my right hon. Friend. They will be specially despatched by a troopship. A 3 lb. parcel sent by this means will cost the normal Service concession rate of is. 3d.