§ 82. Mr. Collins
asked the Under secretary of State for Air if he is aware that the delays in the delivery of mail to members of S.E.A.A.F. are due, in part, to the fact that civilian passengers have been given priority over services mail; 402 and if he will have this matter investigated, with a view to restoring speedy delivery of Forces letters.
§ Mr. Strachey
Air mail for the Services is and always has been given overriding priority over passengers or other freight in Transport Command. There have been some delays in delivering mail to South-East Asia Air Forces for the reasons given in my reply of 10th December to the hon. Member for Mile End (Mr. Piratin). I hope the average time for delivery will shortly be brought down again to between five and nine days.