Parcels Rates (Overseas Troops).

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons am ar 4 Mawrth 1940.

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Photo of Mr Roland Robinson Mr Roland Robinson , Blackpool

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will now reconsider the whole question of granting some concession in regard to the rate of postage on parcels sent to the troops overseas?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I regret that I can add nothing to the answer given to a Question on this subject asked by the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith) on 30th January.

Photo of Mr Roland Robinson Mr Roland Robinson , Blackpool

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that a very large proportion of the money spent on comforts for the troops is used for postage, and will he reconsider the matter in view of the widespread dissatisfaction throughout the country?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

I do not think the hon. Gentleman is aware of the very large reductions that I made some time ago. The rates compare favourably with those in force in the last war and are based on the calculation of no profits whatever.

Photo of Mr Edward Williams Mr Edward Williams , Ogwr

Does the reduction apply to parcels as well as letters?

Photo of Mr George Tryon Mr George Tryon , Brighton

We are talking about parcels. The Question relates to parcels.