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Food Parcels From Abroad

Volume 393: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1943

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25.

asked the Postmaster-General the average number of parcels of food sent weekly to individual recipients in this country from abroad; and what number or proportion of these come from parts of the American Continent, from India and from other countries?

I regret that the desired information is not available.

Is it not time that this sending of food parcels should be stopped, as it is wasteful and especially as you prohibit the sending of even small parcels to India?