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Food Parcels

Volume 645: debated on Tuesday 25 July 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the figures for food parcels sent from Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland during May and June.

The figures for postal packets are 1,389,300 and 1,114,140 respectively.

Can my hon. Friend enlarge at all on those figures and say whether they are more or less than for the previous month? Can he also say Whether the actual parcels are in any way similar to the food parcels which we used to send abroad or used to receive from America?