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Postal Services

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that parcels of food and clothing sent to Germany still take from six to 10 weeks before delivery; that correspondence is also subject to long delay; and whether anything will now be done to expedite delivery both of parcels and of letters.

No. The average time taken for a letter to reach its destination in Germany by post is 13 days and for a parcel four weeks. Efforts are now being made to speed up postal services in Germany.