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Austrian Letters (Delays)

Volume 446: debated on Wednesday 28 January 1948

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that letters from Austria often take from two to three months to be delivered in this country; and what is the cause of this delay.

I was not aware of such delay. There is a daily despatch from Vienna to London and letters for any address in the United Kingdom should normally be delivered within a week from the date of despatch. If my hon. Friend will let me have full particulars of letters which have suffered delay. I shall be happy to investigate.