HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 c54W
110. Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Postmaster-General if he will take steps to facilitate delivery of letters, parcels, and welfare goods to service personnel in Aden, and to allow reading matter to be transported by air at reasonable rates.

Mr. Edward Short

Air Mail for the Forces in Aden is already sent daily and can usually be collected by Units within 48 hours of posting in this country.

Surface mail has been affected by the closure of the Suez Canal but the Forces have made special arrangements to ensure that it arrives well within the time usually taken previously.

Mail to the Forces in Aden does of course attract the normal concessionary Forces rates of postage. Any further concessions would be a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence.