HC Deb 30 May 1911 vol 26 c897

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the services rendered by the Union Castle Steamship Company in running a direct service between East Africa, South Africa, and Great Britain, he can state if it has now been arranged to grant a suitable subsidy to the said company to counteract the heavy charges levied by the Suez Canal Company on British commerce; and if he will state, when the subsidy of £9,000 a year to the British India Company for conveyance of mails between Mombassa and Aden will terminate?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Mr. Herbert Samuel)

The question of the mail service with East Africa is engaging the attention of the Government, but I regret that I am not yet in a position to make a statement on the subject.