THE MARQUESS OF DUFFERIN AND AVA
asked His Majesty's Government what are the restrictions or regulations affecting the mail, including the parcel mail, passing between England and Northern Ireland; whether such restrictions or regulations also apply to the mail, including parcel mail, passing between England and North Britain; and whether, 968WA if the answer to the second question is in the negative, His Majesty's Government will consider putting all parts of the United Kingdom on an equal footing in this matter?
§ LORD SNELL
Under the terms of the Control of Communications Order No. 1 (1941) a permit is required for the dispatch of any postal packet from Great Britain to Northern Ireland containing any newspaper, book, or other document, whether printed, manuscript or typescript, map, plan, sketch, drawing, print, photograph, pictorial representation, postage stamps or any goods or commodities. No similar regulation exists in regard to postal packets sent from England to Scotland. The restrictions as between Great Britain and Northern Ireland are due to geographical and security considerations. The suggestion therefore that they should be applied as between England and Scotland is based on a misconception as to the reason for their application.