HC Deb 19 June 1933 vol 279 cc469-70
16. Captain DOWER

asked the Postmaster-General whether, with a view to promoting trade between this country and India, he will negotiate with the Government of India regarding the possibility of making a reduction in existing air-mail rates between there and England, especially in view of the profit which has accrued from the use of such mail during recent months?

The POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Sir Kingsley Wood)

The responsibility for fixing the air mail rates on letters originating in India rests entirely with the Indian Post Office. I understand however that an alteration in the present rates is being considered. The present air mail rates in respect of letters from this country to India barely cover the cost of transport and handling.

Captain DOWER

Does my right hon. Friend know when he is likely to be informed of the decision from India?


No, but I will make inquiries and let my hon. and gallant Friend know.