HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c149W
Mr. Syms

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the postal services between the United Kingdom and Yugoslavia will be returned to the level applying before the recent military operation. [92638]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

[holding answer 23 July 1999]: The United Nations civilian presence in Kosovo has identified 10 key areas which are priorities for rehabilitation. The postal service is one of these.

The Royal Mail have informed us that they hope to re-establish a surface mail service between the UK and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) within the next fortnight, but that no alternative route for air mail services has yet been identified given the flight ban between the territory of the EU and that of the FRY.