Forces Air Mail Letters

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 1947.

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Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North 12:00 am, 29th October 1947

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that the high cost of Air Mail letters is causing discontent among members of His Majesty's Forces abroad; and if he will take steps by way of exception to reduce the cost of such postage when sent by members of His Majesty's Forces from abroad.

Photo of Mr Wilfred Paling Mr Wilfred Paling , Wentworth

I regret that I cannot hold out any hope of any reduction in the postage rates referred to.

Photo of Mr Hector Hughes Mr Hector Hughes , Aberdeen North

Does not the Minister think that it would be wise and just to facilitate contacts between home and abroad in this way, especially having regard to the interruption of home life which such service entails?

Photo of Mr Wilfred Paling Mr Wilfred Paling , Wentworth

There is a cheap method of correspondence between Service men and their parents both ways now—what we call a "light air letter."