HC Deb 06 March 1933 vol 275 c813
69. Mr. RANKIN

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the fact that although the aggregate weight of British air-mail matter despatched from this country last year exceeded previous records the weight of the parcel air mails showed a small decrease, he is taking new steps to encourage the sending of parcels and samples by air mail?


There has been a general decrease in the volume of parcel traffic handled by the Post Office during the last two years, due largely to the prevailing trade depression: and the small decrease in parcel air mails is in accordance with this tendency. I can assure my hon. Friend that no opportunity will be lost of taking all such steps as are available further to promote this service.