Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Postmaster General):
Up to the present, gift parcels for Italy could be sent only up to a weight limit
of four pounds to the islands of Sardinia and Sicily, as well as to the cities of Rome and Naples and Vatican City state. I am now glad to say that arrangements have just been completed under which the parcel post service to Italy has been extended to all areas excluding the provinces of Gorizia, Fiume, Trieste, Pola and Zara, but including the cities of Gorizia, Trieste and Pola. The weight limit has been extended from four pounds to eleven pounds, and instructions have already been issued to the postal service in this connection.
This parcel post service has been placed in operation under the same conditions as at present applying to parcel post services from Canada to other countries on the continent to which such services have been resumed.
Subtopic: PARCELS FOR TRANSMISSION TO ITALY