HC Deb 14 June 1927 vol 207 cc830-1
22. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Postmaster-General whether he has considered the carriage of the mails to Ireland, and especially to the North of Ireland, by aeroplane; and why aeroplanes are not being utilised?


Mails were carried to Northern Ireland in 1924 by a commercial air service which is not now in operation. If a service were established again, I should be prepared to consider the use of it for mails; but it would be necessary to charge a special fee, and it is doubtful whether the acceleration would be sufficient to attract much traffic.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Would not this do away with all the trouble about the Northern Ireland mails being carried through Free State territory?


If the hon. Member will look at the Interim Report of the Committee, which was published two years ago, he will find the subject fully discussed there.

Colonel DAY

Can the right hon. Member say what the special fee would be to Northern Ireland?


That is purely a hypothetical question.