78. Commander BELLA IRS
asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of miles flown by British airplanes carrying 1916 mails last year, compared to 2,501,555 miles flown by the American Post Office Air Mail Service in the fiscal year 1924–25?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)
There is no organisation parallel to the American Post Office Air Mail Service in this country where commercial aviation is left to private enterprise; the Cairo-Bagdad air mail service operated by the Royal Air Force is maintained primarily for military purposes. I am, therefore, unable to give the hon. and gallant Member any comparable figures.