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France (Mail Service)

Volume 409: debated on Wednesday 11 April 1945

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asked the Postmaster-General why letters between Paris and London frequently take over a fortnight whereas newspapers to Paris for sale there only take one day.

The time of transmission of mails between Paris and London is normally less than one day. The interval between posting and delivery may be extended by adverse transport conditions in France and by the operations of Censorship, neither of which apply in the same degree to newspapers sent in bulk.