Hon. W. P. MULOCK (Postmaster General):
Yesterday the hon. member for Peterborough West (Mr. Fraser) made an inquiry in regard to change in regulations as to parcels to be sent overseas by mail. In regard to gift parcels for civilians in the United Kingdom, these parcels were first restricted in 1941, when, at the request of the British administration, a maximum weight of five pounds was imposed. Recently the British
administration advised that these regulations permitting the importation of gift parcels not exceeding five pounds gross weight are now applicable only if such parcels are not sent more freqently than once a month.
It will be noted that the orders restricting the sending of gift parcels were issued in order to conserve shipping space for more urgent supplies., There has been no change as regards the weight limit of parcels to our soldiers, which remains at eleven pounds.
Subtopic: REGULATIONS RESPECTING PARCELS AND NEWSPAPERS MAILED FOR OVERSEAS