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Free Parcels for British Armed Forces Motion

April 12, 2007 1:57 PM
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British forces and their families who are stationed overseas cannot receive parcels free of charge as they could in 2003.

At last months full City Council meeting, the Leader of the City Council, Councillor Roger Blackmore, seconded by Knighton Lib Dem Councillor Joan Garrity, placed forward a motion asking for the Government to drop charges for parcel delivery for our overseas stationed armed forces.

The motion read;

"This Council is aware of the situation in which British forces and their families who are stationed overseas cannot receive parcels free of charge as they could in 2003.

This Council believes that the situation is both an appalling and disgraceful way to treat our dedicated and hardworking troops and their families given the hardships that they face in the world's hot-spots and war zones and therefore asks that the Government reinstates this service as a matter of urgency."

The motion was passed.