HC Deb 10 April 1933 vol 276 c2172

asked the Postmaster-General if he will take steps to extend the policy of averaging postal rates so as to make profitable services pay for the non-profitable, in order to cover air mail services, or, if not, will he state what obstacles exist to prevent this being done?


The charges to the public for the use of each air service or group or air services are fixed at the lowest possible point and there are no profits available which could be used to set off unremunerative rates. Owing to the wide disparity in the costs of air conveyance it is not practicable to adopt an average rate.