§ 37. Sir WILLIAM DAVISON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the general ignorance on the part of the public with regard to facilities for sending letters by air; whether he will take steps to make these facilities more generally known; and whether he will consider the provision for sale to the public of special envelopes to permit of the more rapid handling by sorters in the Post Office of letters intended to be transmitted by air?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
Air Mail services receive a considerable measure of publicity. A special Air Mail showcard is displayed at more than 1,000 Post Offices. An Air Mail Leaflet—a new edition of which will be issued shortly—is distributed free to applicants at all head and branch Post Offices; and notice of any alteration or improvement is given in the newspapers and in the Post Office Daily List. The official blue Air Mail label, issued free of charge, is considered to be more suitable for the purpose of distinguishing letters intended for transmission by air than the provision of special envelopes.
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the success which has attended the adoption of the suggestion contained in the latter part of the question in America as regards the issue of special envelopes for the air mails?