Post Office (Opened Letter)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th January 1948.

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59 To ask the Chancellor of the Excheque under what authority an inland letter posted in Brighton to an address in Yorkshire, to which his attention has been drawn, was opened by the Customs authorities at Southampton and delayed six days in transit; whether, in the case of inland letters mis-sorted into overseas mad, his officials have instructions to examine the address before opening; and what action has been taken against the official concerned in view of the fact that this letter from a wife to her husband in the R.A.F. was clearly addressed to his station in this country.