HC Deb 07 July 1930 vol 241 c3
4. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for India whether further consideration has been given to the possibility of sea-planes or flying boats for the carriage of mails between Bombay and Karachi; and, if so, with what result?


I have no doubt that the Government of India considered the alternative of using seaplanes or flying boats before deciding to devote the available funds to preparatory work for a service by land machines. I will ask them for their reasons for this decision.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Will the right hon. Gentleman let me have some further information when he receives it?


Yes, I will communicate with my hon. Friend.


asked the Secretary of State for India if he will give information showing the extent to which the facilities offered by the extension of the air mail service from Karachi to Delhi have been utilised since the inception of the service?


About forty pounds of air mail are posted weekly for onward transmission by air beyond Karachi. I have no information as to the extent to which the service is used for local mails.