asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that in certain cases letters received by the relatives of soldiers now serving overseas have been surcharged; and whether, when he is discussing postal arrangements with the Service Departments, he will ensure that the practice of charging extra postage on soldiers' letters will be discontinued?
Letters from troops in a theatre of war are exempt from postage up to two ounces in weight. The concession of free postage does not extend to other troops abroad. If the hon. Member will furnish me with particulars of the cases he has in mind, I will have inquiry made.